Used for over 10,000 years, with over 300,000 Native Americans currently relying on it for healing of addiction and cultural survival, Peyote is greatly threatened and without intervention, could be extinct within 20 years.
Our Conservation Strategy
Through regeneration of native peyote populations, spiritual and ecological harvest, land access, community engagement, and regional nurseries, Indigenous communities are actively reclaiming protection and stewardship of their sacred medicine.
Loss of habitat due to agricultural, mining, and energy production
Over-harvest, poaching, improper harvest, and Black Market tourism
Disconnection from traditional bio-cultural knowledge
Lack of Indigenous access to land
Pressure on medicine sovereignty from psychedelic movement
Ecological — Repopulation and regeneration of native habitat
Cultural — Conservation education at sacred sites and at home
Legal — Protection of Indigenous sovereign regulatory frameworks
Access — Sustainable distribution systems
Community — Outreach and organizational capacity building
Land-base — Reconnection to and protection of land access through strategies such as ownership, leasing, novel relationship building