Native Village Youth and Education News

January 1, 2009 Issue 193 Volume 3

Million Native Trees Campaign in the Peruvian Andes.

Peru: Yachay Wasi has started its campaign of planting 1,000,000 Native Trees in the Circuit of Four Lakes in the Peruvian Andes. The Native Trees, which have been selected by local Biologists are:
100,000 units each of Chachacomo, Qeua, Qolle, Kiswar, Molle,
 50,000 units each of Sauco, Sauce and
 400, 000 units of other species.

The first stage begins in December 2008 during the start of the rainy season. More than 2,000 native trees will be planted around the village and lake of Acopia. Residents have been trained in how to plant and care for trees. Every school child will be able to select and care for a tree and watch it grow. 
People across the world are helping Yachay Wasi with materials and donations. Yachay Wasi is a Planting Partner in United Nations Environment Program Billion Trees Campaign.

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