Amazon Wild Cacao Forest Restauration

The project is based on 18 years of experience, managing a privately owned wild Amazon cacao chocolatal of 400 hectares, called "Tranquilidad", near Baures. The aim is to expand in 2020 and protect up to 1.000 hectares of chocolatales, from further logging and to enrich them with native species, which have been over extracted. The experience will be shared with other communal owned chocolatales of nearby villages. The endemic and endangered Beniano cacao variety, of outstanding quality, belongs to the rare and newly identified native Amazon cacao clusters, not represented in any international gene banks so far.