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Children Bamboo Rainforest
Tambopata -Peru
02-06 October 2019
About  |  Speakers  |  Program  |  Venue  |  Regsitration  



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

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

The Madre de Dios region comprises the sector with the biggest degradation caused by the informal extraction of gold from 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 of butterflies, 103 of amphibians, 180 of fish, 169 of mammals and 103 of reptiles has been reported. Inside you will find healthy habitats for the recovery and refuge of endangered populations of species such as the river wolf, the otter and felines such as the yaguarundi, the puma, the jaguar, the ocelot or tigrillo and the margay. As for the birds, they include, in addition to the macaw, the harpy eagle, crested eagle, common paujil, unicorn paujil and carunculado paujil.

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 Children Bamboo Rainforest will be a healthy and safe space to promote knowledge and conservation of bamboo and its natural environment and ecosystem (flora and fauna).

The Children Bamboo Rainforest belongs to the Children's Land Network of ANIA  (Association for Children and their Environment), which adds its experience to the conservation of the rainforest 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 life of millions of people around the world. Recently it has gained an increasing importance worldwide as a substitution for timber and for a wide range of other innovative products and potentials.

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


Fast Growth

The growth range of some bamboo plants can reach up to almost one 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 the flow of water and protects against soil erosion.


Properties and uses


Depending on the type of Bamboo can be used as raw material for a variety of products such as: Food, Textiles, Furniture, Building Materials ... etc.

Bamboo is better because it is an eco-friendly, highly renewable resource.


Sustainably managed bamboo plantations can stimulate social and economic development, and serve 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 working with this resource exchange scientific and technological knowledge.

All the money obtained in this event serves as a fundraiser for the Children Bamboo Rainforest project.

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  • What is Bamboo?

  • Uses and Benefits

  • Planting and harvesting

  • Preservation and drying

  • Architecture and Construction with bamboo

  • Conservation of the Amazon

  • Restoration of areas degraded by mining

  • Environmental education for sustainable development.

  • Research with bamboo, 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 the construction with bamboo, adobe and sustainable architecture since the last 10 years, as well as the consulting of these materials to private companies, NGOs and government.He has represented Mexico as a lecturer and trainer in different countries such as India,Colombia, Brazil, Peru, the United States, South Korea, Chile and Cuba.

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David Johnston

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

Co-founder, Director at ARCAmazon

South Africa

South African-British entrepreneur and conservationist. Take advantage of responsible business and a collaborative approach to achieve sustainability of triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic) for the conservation of nature. 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 watershed in the southeast of the Peruvian Amazon. Its objective 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

Forestry Science Engineer with a Master's degree in Tropical Forest Management and Conservation 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 who protect and conserve 916 hectares of Amazon forest (2264 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 involving civil society and the private sector.


Vanessa Frías

Founder, Driector 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 other countries as a volunteer in environmental education. She has lived and worked as a volunteer in India, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica. In Peru, she has dedicated his energy to working on community development projects for Amazonian and Andean communities for ten years. She worked as Project Director for ANIA, an NGO that promotes environmental education and founded and tested the Children's Land Program (TiNi).

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Raphael Paucar

Senior Business Advisor for Forest Bambu Peru


Forestry engineer with a Master's degree in forestry and forest resources management - UNALM; with experience in design, formulation and management of smart agriculture projects, ecosystem services and integrated management of bamboo (NTFP) in a context of climate change; 9 years of experience in propagation, forestry and industry of woody bamboos in Latin America; specialist in rural governance, technical, organizational and commercial training for farmers, peasants and rural guilds. Specialization trips and participation as an international speaker in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.

Technical Director in Peru for International Network for Bamboo and Rattan - INBAR within the framework of the binational project Ecuador - Peru BAMBU ARAUCLIMA.


Flor Morocho

Co-founder of the Asociación SER Ciudad
Project manager at IV ARQUITECTOS SAC


Architect of the UNFV with Master's studies in Public Management - USMP. Training courses in Bamboo Technologies in India, Mexico and Peru. Training course on development of the bamboo industry in China by 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. She has represented Peru through scientific posters in India and Mexico. Member of the Peruvian Bamboo Society since 2016. Co-founder of the Asociación SER Ciudad. Project manager at IV ARQUITECTOS SAC. Professor at the Technological University of Peru (UTP).

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Luis LLerena

National Forest and Wildlife Service


Forestry Engineer of the UNALM with a Diploma in Integral Management of Bamboo at the Technological University of Pereira, Colombia and training course in Bamboo Technologies for Developing Countries by the National Bamboo Research Center of China (CBRC). Master's studies in
Agribusiness with mention in forests and management of forest resources in the UNALM. With 14 years of experience, of which 4 years in SERFOR as a specialist in plantations with bamboo.


Alex Peña

Constructor 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 the construction with bamboo and eco-materials , where its main function in this organization is to identify markets that allow the articulation of a commercial circle of bamboo, to direct construction projects with bamboo and others, Alex was also developed as a capacitor of constructions with bamboo in 100% practical spaces (Brazil, Argentina) .

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02 October

03 October

08 AM Registration
09 AM Welcome and Introduction
10 AM Walk through the jungle and organic farm
11AM Lecture 1 What is Bamboo? | Uses and Benefits
12 PM Lecture 2  Planting and harvesting
01 PM Lunch
02 PM Workshop | Planting and harvesting
04 PM Lecture 3 | Preservation and drying
05 PM Workshop | Preservation and drying
07 PM Amazonian Campfire 

04 October

08 AM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
01 PM Lunch
02 PM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
05 PM Lecture 4 | Architecture and Construction with bamboo
06 PM Lecture 5 | Research with bamboo, progress in recent years and what opportunities may represent further research

05 October

08 AM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
01 PM Lunch
02 PM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
05 PM Lecture 6 | Architecture and Construction with bamboo
06 PM Lecture 7 | Research with bamboo, progress in recent years and what opportunities may represent further research
07 PM Lecture 8 | Environmental education for sustainable development

06 October

07 AM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
02 PM Lunch
03 PM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
05 PM Lecture 9 ARBIO Perú
06 PM Lecture 10 ARCAmazon/ LPAC 

07 AM Workshop | Construction Workshop 
02 PM Farewell Lunch


The Venue


Km 12 Corredor Tambopata

Tambopata, Madre De Dios, Peru




Access to lectures, workshops, and activities, organized by ABW2019

Cultural Events


Not Included


Breakfast / Dinner


Wire transfer

Beneficiary: Amazon Yoga Center EIRL
Bank: Banco de Crédito del Perú
Account number: 19440396741187
Swift code: BCPLPEPL
Bank Zip Code: 15026
Bank Phone: 625 - 2000


Address: Car. Tambopata Km. 1.5 (Frente a Cancha de Futbol)
City: Tambopata
State: Madre de Dios
Country : Peru


Please be aware: No refunds will be offered unless the entire ABW2019 event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, i.e. climate disaster, military conflict, etc.



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