REPRODUCE NATIVE SPECIES PROTECT 7 HECTARES OF RAINFOREST COLLECT SEEDS
For nearly 40 years, Omar Tello has dedicated to ecologically regenerating a deforested patch of farmland that was once used for cattle pasture in the Amazon province of Pastaza, Ecuador. He now helps other communities regenerate their lands by collecting, reproducing and delivering native seedlings.
Omar was recently featured on the BBC as one of the “people fixing the world” and “the man who grew his own rainforest.”
Many species of insects, arachnids, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals have adopted Omar's forest as their home.
5000 trees planted by Omar
since 1980, including many hard-wood and endangered species
more than 300 native species of orchids reintroduced since 1980
7 hectares of restored rainforest that hosts a family of monkeys, a sloth, armadillos, frog, snakes and more
more than 35 families receive support from Omar to regenerate their soils and food forests
SEE OMAR'S FOREST