Friends of Hoja Nueva

About Friends of Hoja Nueva

Hoja Nueva is a dynamic 501(C)(3) non-profit (EIN: 47-4323459) working in the remote Las Piedras region of Madre de Dios, Peru. Our research center in the jungle serves as a local knowledge base led by novel, on-the-ground research, the majority of which involves conservation, education, permaculture, and sustainable community development. Our base is a home to our staff and local community members, as well as volunteers, interns, researchers, and tourists that share a collective mission to make rainforest conservation a collaborative success in Las Piedras - and all remote rainforest environments like it.

Hoja Nueva as a Peruvian nonprofit confronts deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon by conserving rainforest and building capacity within remote and indigenous communities by developing micro-finance programs and empowering women; implementing rigorous scientific research in waste management, water and wildlife; and creating alternative income opportunities that protect indigenous culture and wildlife habitat. Hoja Nueva also works with migrant communities that practice large-scale slash and burn agriculture, which diminishes biodiversity by causing habitat destruction and fragmentation. Hoja Nueva's sustainable cacao agroforestry farms decrease environmental impact, helping train and organize migrant farmers to transition sustainable by obtaining fair wages.


Intern for Rainforest Conservation Non-profit

June 2018 - August 2018 Las Piedras, Madre de Dios Region
“I enjoyed being in the wilderness for weeks at a time. Also, experiencing a different culture and the friendliness of people who have never meet you before was jaw-dropping. People are prideful, and when you meet a person in their homeland who has pride for their country it allows for you to receive the best experience. It also has to be mentioned that the varieties of fruit are worth the trek to Peru all by themselves.”

Fungal Researcher

June 2018 - August 2018 Las Piedras, Madre de Dios Region
“The crew down at Hona is dedicated and has accomplished a lot. It is a great place to be if you want to be positively influenced and inspired.”
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