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One of the most remote and biodiverse regions in the world, it is a place where countless scientists, explorers and adventurers have traveled to discover what lies within and test what they are made of.

Madre de Dios, the most degraded region of the Amazon rainforest.

The Madre de Dios region comprises the sector with the greatest degradation caused by informal gold extraction in the entire Amazon rainforest.


In addition to this negative impact on the environment, these illegal practices exploit children (especially girls).


In Tambopata, the presence of 632 species of birds, 1,200 butterflies, 103 amphibians, 180 fish, 169 mammals and 103 reptiles have been reported. Inside you will find healthy habitats for the recovery and refuge of populations in danger of extinction of species such as the river wolf, the otter and felines such as the jaguarundi, the puma, the jaguar, the ocelot or the margay and the margay. As for the birds, they include, in addition to the macaw, the harpy eagle, the crested eagle, the common curassow, the unicorn curassow and the carunculated curassow.

Tambopata: the natural reserve of Peru that begins to become a desert.

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The project

It is a project that seeks to work with bamboo as an innovative resource for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest where it involves children and adolescents in this process. The tropical bamboo forest for children will be a healthy and safe space to promote the knowledge and conservation of bamboo and its natural environment and ecosystem (flora and fauna).

The Children's Bamboo Forest belongs to the Network of Children's Lands of ANIA (Association for Children and their Environment), which adds its experience to the conservation of the tropical forest of this region. Our mission is to reduce deforestation in the Amazon region through the education of proper bamboo management practices in schools, communities and private companies.

Our project won one of the Ned Jaquith Foundation Grants for 2018/2019

Why bamboo?

For centuries, bamboo has played an indispensable role in the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Recently, it has gained increasing importance around the world as a substitute for wood and for a wide range of other products and potential innovators.

Bamboo is a vital resource for humanity. Its wide distribution around the world overlaps with the billions of people, animals and invertebrates that depend on it as essential on a daily basis. With thousands of uses, such as food, clothing, paper, fiber, shelter and inspiration, bamboo has traditionally contributed to the many physical requirements and spiritual needs of humanity.


rapid growth


The growth rate of some bamboo plants can reach up to almost a meter per day.


CO2 absorption


Well-managed bamboo forests can absorb significantly more carbon than forest areas of similar trees.


sustainable forest management


Bamboo restores degraded lands and protects forests. It also helps regulate water flow and protects against soil erosion.


Properties and uses.


Depending on the type of bamboo, it can be used as a raw material for a variety of products, such as: food, textiles, furniture, construction materials...etc.

Bamboo is better because it is an environmentally friendly and highly renewable resource.


Sustainably managed bamboo plantations can stimulate social and economic development, and fulfill important ecological and biological functions to improve Planet Earth.


The workshop


The Amazon Bamboo Workshop is an international event that takes place annually and aims to publicize the multiple benefits of bamboo and its potential for sustainable development in Peru, specifically in Madre de Dios, as well as being a meeting point where various actors They work with this resource. Exchange scientific and technological knowledge.

All the money obtained in this event is used to raise funds for the Children Bamboo Rainforest project.



  • What is bamboo?

  • Uses and Benefits

  • Planting and harvesting

  • Conservation and drying.

  • Architecture and construction with bamboo.

  • Amazon Conservation

  • Restoration of areas degraded by mining.

  • Environmental education for sustainable development.

  • Bamboo research, progress in recent years and what opportunities may represent further research.



Martin Mortera

CEO of Bamboo Architecture Company

World Bamboo Ambassador


Architect, designer and activist graduated from the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla, his university education was carried out between Mexico, Colombia and Cuba. His work has focused on construction with bamboo, adobe and sustainable architecture for the last 10 years, as well as advising on these materials to private companies, NGOs and the government. He has represented Mexico as a speaker and trainer in different countries such as India, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, the United States, South Korea, Chile and Cuba.

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David Johnson

Co-founder, Director en  Las Piedras Amazon Center - LPAC

Co-founder, Director en  ARCAmazon

South Africa

South African-British businessman and conservationist. Leverage responsible business and a collaborative approach to achieving triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic) sustainability for nature conservation. ARCAmazon focuses on research, education, conservation and sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon. They protect 4,500 hectares of primary lowland forest in the Las Piedras basin in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. Its goal is to protect 100,000 hectares by 2025.


His project is part of the recordings: NETFLIX: Our Planet (Jungles) and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Hostile Planet.


Tatiana Espinosa

Co-founder, Director at ARBIO Peru


Winner of the Jane Goodall Hope and Inspiration Ranger Award

Ingeniera Forest Scientist with a master's degree in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests at CATIE (Costa Rica). Accredited by the International Analog Forestry Network as a trainer in analog forestry for forest restoration.

Director and founder of Arbio Peru, which protects and conserves 916 hectares of Amazonian forest (2,264 acres) in the Las Piedras river basin, Madre de Dios. The organization is led by women and its purpose is to implement forest conservation actions that involve civil society and the private sector.


Vanessa Frias

Founder, Director at CASA AMAZONAS.
Ambassador of ANIA ORG: Association for Children and their Environment.


Peruvian biologist whose passion for nature led her to work in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as to other countries as a volunteer in environmental education. She has lived and volunteered in India, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, and Costa Rica. In Peru, she has dedicated her energy to working on community development projects for Amazonian and Andean communities for ten years. She worked as a Project Director for ANIA, an NGO that promotes environmental education, and founded and piloted the Children's Land Program (TiNi).

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Raphael Paucar

Senior Business Advisor for Forest Bambu Perú


Forest engineer with a master's degree in forests and forest resource management - UNALM; with experience in the design, formulation and management of smart agriculture projects, forest carbon and integrated bamboo management (NTFPs); 9 years of experience in propagation, forestry and industry of woody bamboos from Latin America; trainer of the Bamboo Program: economic alternative and adaptation to climate change of the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan - INBAR LAC; has study and specialization trips in China by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and by the China National Bamboo Research Center (CBRC), international lecturer in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. A collector of woody bamboos, its center is home to more than 30 species of bamboos; He was Technical Director in Peru of the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan - INBAR within the framework of the binational project Ecuador - Peru BAMBU ARAUCLIMA.


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Architect, Researcher of  CIB-Peru

Co-founder of the association SER Ciudad


Architect from UNFV with a Master's degree in Public Management - USMP. Training courses on Bamboo Technologies in India, Mexico and Peru. Training course on the development of the bamboo industry in China by the National Bamboo Research Center of China (CBRC).
Researcher on bamboo, ecological technologies and social architecture. Researcher of the Research Circle for the development of the Bamboo value chain for scientific and technological development (CONCYTEC-MINEDU). Speaker in Peru and Colombia.  He has represented Peru through scientific posters in India and Mexico. Member of the Peruvian Bamboo Society since 2016. Co-founder of the SER Ciudad Association. Project Manager at IV ARQUITECTOS SAC. Professor at the Technological University of Peru (UTP).

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Luis Llerena

Specialist in bamboo plantations at SERFOR 


Forest Engineer from UNALM with a Diploma in Comprehensive Bamboo Management from the Technological University of Pereira, Colombia and a training course in Bamboo Technologies for developing countries by the National Bamboo Research Center of China (CBRC). Master's studies in Agribusiness with a mention in forests and forest resource management at UNALM. With 14 years of experience, including 4 years at SERFOR as a specialist in bamboo plantations.

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Alex Pena

Builder and administrator of NORBAMBÚ.


NORBAMBU, a company with more than 5 years in the market dedicated to the community management of bamboo cultivation, with a production of more than 30 thousand seedlings, producer and marketer of preserved bamboo canes, also dedicated to construction with bamboo and materials ecological. where his main function in this organization is to identify markets that allow the articulation of a commercial circle of bamboo, direct construction projects with bamboo and others, Alex also developed as a facilitator of constructions with bamboo in 100% practical spaces (Brazil, Argentina ).

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Gisela Gutierrez

Forest engineer, Researcher at CIB-Peru


Forestry engineer from UNALM, candidate for a Master's in Agribusiness Administration from ESAN University. Training courses on the development of the bamboo industry in China by the National Bamboo Research Center of China (CBRC) and Guadua Forestry and Management in Colombia by FUNDEGUADUA. Researcher on bamboo in species distribution methodology, development of value-added products and development of the Value Chain in the Research Circle for the development of the Bamboo value chain for scientific and technological development (CONCYTEC-MINEDU). Consultant for the development of projects, business plans, social entrepreneurship and market studies for the public and private sectors in forestry and agricultural resources in different regions of Peru. Co founder of social entrepreneurship Waykicha Peru.


Noelia Trillo

Agricultural Engineer, Founder of ERABAMBU


Agricultural Engineer with a Master's degree in "Sustainable Development" with a mention in Management of Organic Production and Agribusiness, Specialist in the propagation of woody bamboos, 7 years of experience dedicated to the promotion of repopulation programs of areas with bamboo as an economic, environmental alternative , providing specialized advice on the implementation of nurseries and plantations. Co-founder of Forestbambú Peru and creator of the innovative brand "ERABAMBU: it's time to be natural", with lines of dermo-cosmetic products with bamboo and Amazonian fruits.

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02 October

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction. 
09:30 - 10:00 Class 1 | What is bamboo? | Uses and Benefits. Landscaping.
10:00 - 11:30 Class and Workshop | Bamboo propagation. Practical lesson. Methods. 
11:45 - 13:15 Class and Workshop  | Planting and harvesting. Practical lesson
13:15 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 Class and Workshop  | Workshop and Class | Preservation and drying. Practical lesson
16:30 - 17:00 Presentation of the Children Bamboo Rainforest project 
17:00 - 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00 Education for Development
18:00-19:00 Bonfire 

03 October

04 October

08:00 – 09:00 Walk through the Forest and Organic Farm.
09:00 - 13:00 Workshop  | Construction with Bamboo 
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Workshop | Bamboo Construction
17:30 - 18:15 Class | Architecture and construction with bamboo.
Basic considerations. 
18:15 – 18:45 Class  | Bioconstruction and permaculture. 

05 October

08:00 - 13:00 Workshop  | Bamboo Construction
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Workshop | Bamboo Construction
17:00 - 17:30 Research with bamboo, opportunities for development
17:30 - 18:00 Class | Reforestation with bamboo. Cases and investigations. 
18:00 - 18:30 Class  | Experiences of enterprises with bamboo.
18:30 – 17:15  Yoga and Meditation 

06 October

08:00 - 13:00 Workshop | Bamboo Construction
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Workshop | Bamboo Construction
17:00 - 17:30 Class  |
Innovation, entrepreneurship and business models with bamboo. 
17:30 - 18:00 Class  | ARBIO Peru
18:00 - 18:30 Class  | ARCAmazon / LPAC
19:30 – Barbecue Farewell Party

08:00 - 09:00 Class | Productive chain. Market. Free entry
09:00 - 13:00 Workshop | Bamboo Construction
13:00 – 14:00 Closing and delivery of diplomas




Km 12 Tambopata Corridor

Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru



It includes

Access to conferences, workshops and activities, organized by ABW2019

Cultural events

Barbecue - Farewell Party

Does not include


Breakfast lunch dinner


Wire transfer

Beneficiary: Amazon Yoga Center EIRL
Bank: Credit Bank of Peru
Account No.: 19440396741187
Swift Code: BCPLPEPL
Bank Postal Code: 15026
Bank Telephone: 625 - 2000


Beneficiary Address: Car. Tambopata Km. 1.5 (In front of the Soccer Field)
City: Tambopata
Region: Madre de Dios
Country: Peru


Please note that refunds will not be offered unless the entire ABW2019 event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, i.e. weather disaster, military conflict, etc.



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