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Our Work

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Combining People, Science and Business

Iwokrama brings together in a unique alliance:

  • 16 local communities (approximately 7,000 people), who are shareholders and participants in the IIC’s sustainable timber, tourism and research operations and who share benefits through co-management of the forest and benefit-sharing agreements;
  • scientists engaged in ground breaking research into the impacts of climate change on the forest and measuring the scope and value of its eco-system services; and
  • a sustainably managed business operation, earning income from the forest and its natural assets, while keeping abreast of ever changing international thinking on funding environmental projects in the face of climate change and the scarcity of international finance.

This alliance is committed to showing how a rainforest can be used for real sustainability, real climate change protection and real community benefit.