In every country there are activists protecting nature and local communities. Often the information about their campaigns is too scarce, the areas too remote and they struggle to connect with like-minded people.
This is where Perangua was created. We’re doing this site because there’s a strong need to provide support to local activists around the world.
Who will benefit from Perangua?
Perangua aims to connect activists and communities around the world working for different causes in endangered areas. Additionally it aims to connect these groups with travelers who seek to bring value to their trips.
While we gather data for the network, we launch the Perangua blog as a channel to share stories, motivate and promote different types of activism. Stay in touch!
Why did we call it Perangua?
Perangua are the nuts of the Critically Endangered Dracontomelon macrocarpum tree. The nuts are a delicacy, collected by indigenous people, in old-growth forests around rivers only in certain parts of China and Laos. These trees are getting very rare as a result of deforestation and dams being built in their natural habitat.
The blog is named Perangua as a reminder of what we can lose if we don’t protect the environment around us.