Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca

Bansteriopis caapi & Psychotria viridis

Bansteriopis caapi & Psychotria viridis

Context

Our Conservation Strategy

Indigenous ayahuasca communities are developing programming  to preserve traditional knowledge, develop integrated agricultural models, and conserve land. Adjunct strategies include fair trade and direct benefit models, and encouraging ethical development of non-Amazonian sources of medicine for non-indigenous ceremony.

Risks

  • Deforestation of limited natural habitat (agriculture, illegal drug trade, oil and wood industry)

  • Over-harvest, improper harvest, and Black Market trade

  • Loss of biocultural knowledge through Indigenous urbanization and increased globalization

  • Dramatic increase in global demand and tourism

Opportunities

  • Ecological — Regenerative/Integrated agriculture models and protection of wild Ayahuasca

  • Cultural — language preservation, supporting elder healers, building common spaces for ceremony and community strategy, etc.

  • Economic — Direct benefit from exchange models for traditional/Indigenous users

  • Sovereignty — Strengthening alliances between tribes

  • Legal — Indigenous land rights, importation laws, legal protections for healers, government recognition

Projects

Yage Ai Tsampi Na'e

Yage Ai Tsampi Na'e

A’i Cofán

A’i Cofán

The Nixiwaká Institute

The Nixiwaká Institute

Yawanawá

Yawanawá

Yorenka Tasorentsi

Yorenka Tasorentsi

Asháninka

Asháninka

Organización Intercultural Oni Xobo

Organización Intercultural Oni Xobo

Shipibo

Shipibo

ASOMASHK

ASOMASHK

Shipibo

Shipibo

UMIYAC

UMIYAC

Cofán, Inga, Siona, Coreguaje, Kamentsá

Cofán, Inga, Siona, Coreguaje, Kamentsá

Journal

Coming Soon

Biocultural Spotlight

Climate / Biodiversity

Psychedelic Space

Indigenous Voices

Partner Profiles

Fund News

Resources

Coming Soon

FAQ

Assessments

Positions

Talks

Guides

Papers

Press

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