The Mapuche-Cayún community was established with the sole purpose of protecting their land. Thanks to their commitment, several hydroelectric projects that threatened to destroy thousands of hectares of native forest have been halted.
Within 230 hectares, including 5 kilometers of coast along two lakes, we will build artists residences to house projects involving the native communities. As part of our native forest protection project, we will create a Larch National Park containing trees more than 300 years old, as well as building 10 exclusive residences.
There are 1000 Shipibo communities in this land. They preserve an ancestral knowledge of medicinal plants and are natural-born healers.
We will build artist’s residences, where artists will work with native communities and the works of art created here will be sold with 100% of the proceeds going to the local native communities to be used for the creation of fish farms and greenhouse farming: The fish farms will provide an alternative for the local people to eating fish from the rivers contaminated by illegal mining. The greenhouses will help them enrich their diets and avoid the continuous burning of hundreds of thousands of acres a year to obtain rich soil for yucca plantations.
Guests of three concept hotels that will be built in this area (a hotel in the City of Maldonado; a mobile Floating Hotel will take you to explore Amazonia across the river Madre de Dios; and a Jungle Hotel in the Biosphere Reserve) will be transported by seaplane to be introduced to and connect with the different communities, in an effort to encourage donations and participation in these projects.
The property is 2300 hectares, including 15 kilometers along the banks of the most important river in the region, the 700m wide Madre de Dios River, and another 15 kilometers along the Quebrada Palma Real River.
A member of the AZULIK's Tribe will travel around the world visiting native communities, filming documentary footage about their unique techniques and designs of their textile crafts, providing them with fabrics previously unavailable to them in order to improve the quality of their products, moving beyond the readily available materials that are very difficult to manipulate and work with.
We will introduce the resulting fair trade products to the fashion world as brands that respect their origin, promoting the value of the knowledge and technique of these native tribes.