Tawasap January 2018

Ineke and I went for the second time to the Shuar community or Tawasap during the first week of January of this year.

It was great to be back and were given a more than warm welcome. We spend hours and hours talking with Tzama and Maria to learn more about the community and to get an update on the reforestation project. The plants are growing fast and they are planning to build a second greenhouse in Tawasap. Many people from other communities are helping with planting back these small trees in the forest. The bottleneck is transport, so our main goal for 2018 is the fundraising to buy a small truck. This truck will be used for bringing fruits and vegetables to the local markets to generate income for the Shuar and to transport the plants into the jungle for reforestation.

From the donations that were done through the Rainforestfamily tools, greenhouse necessities and education materials were purchased. All spending’s were documented to make sure that 100% of the donations end up in Tawasap.

This year (august 2018) there will be another (the 6th) reforestation event so we will keep on asking for donations since this hard work must be continued to preserve our future earth !!



Tzama preparations of the 2017 Reforestation event in Tawasap


The organizers of the third meeting are 6 coordinators of the Tawasap filial community to the Shua Etsa Association.

Each committee is in charge of different activities and fulfills functions such as:

1. General Coordinator: Tzama. Tzamarenda

2. Planning Coordinator: María Flores

3. Reforestation Coordinator: Nanky Tzamarenda

4. Communication Coordinator: Maricela Manya

5. Logistics and Security Coordinator: Danny Wajuyata

6. Construction Coordinator: Rebeca Shariana

The headquarters of the III meeting will be in the Shuar Tawasap community every year. This year 2017 has been achieved to build the stage where we will have the inauguration, presentation of artists, invited groups and environmental activists from different countries.

STRATEGIC PLANS .- The plans contemplate causing the greatest impact with the meeting and join efforts to change the attitude of the inhabitants of the earth. Within these have been implemented the following plans:

1. Create a practical space in which everyone can participate freely.

2. Create basic elements of social motivation in all categories of human cultures.

3. Merging a cultural identity for global expression in the face of global climate change.

4. Individual or collective invitation, it does not seek to attack for damages to the land, rather it seeks unity to clean and reforest mother earth.

5. Promote alternative proposals at local, national and international level.

OBJECTIVES.- It aims to meet the goal of reforesting two million plants, the same that began in the year 2000 and meet the year 2020. For that, half a million plants have already been planted 500,000. Now they are looking for help to buy or buy 1.5 million sheaths, 1,500,000, for the preparation of plants in the forest nursery, finally these will be planted where there is deforestation, with the purpose of recovering the destruction of the Amazon. In the same way it is necessary to look for people who can help develop this program as a life project.

WORKS.- The construction of:

1. A Mixed Bombo scenario, from there the opening of the third international meeting is scheduled.

2. A stand was built for the exhibition of handicrafts, paintings, gastronomy and plants of the forest nursery.

3. The waterfront of the Yawintsa River was modified, where water competitions were carried out.

4. The square court was prepared for the traditional games in 7 disciplines. PENDING WORKS.-

5. Economic assistance is being sought to purchase electric power cables, trash cans, mobile equipment speakers, microphones, 60 REYCNDP + ECUADOR promotional t-shirts and gigantografias for the third meeting.

Tawasap – Ecuador



The Shuar Tawasap Community is preparing for the 3rd INTERNATIONAL FOREST RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION GLOBAL MEETING on the 15th and 16th of August 2017.

We will share knowledge and experience regarding the reforestation project and the conservation of the Amazon and the rest of the world. We will also honour our planet and celebrate life!

Welcome to all to join the festivities if you are in the neighborhood. Please contact us if you need a place to sleep.

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