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CAMINO VERDE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: CAMINO VERDE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: CAMINO VERDE INC

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Concord, MA

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Basic Organization Information

CAMINO VERDE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: CAMINO VERDE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: CAMINO VERDE INC

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Physical Address: Concord, MA 01742 
EIN: 20-8563386
Web URL: www.caminoverde.org/ 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C36 Forest Conservation
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q32 International Economic Development
Ruling Year: 2008 


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Mission Statement

Camino Verde is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to: Protecting and understanding biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon. Protecting indigenous rights, autonomy, and wisdom. Spreading sustainable ways of life and encouraging fair, sustainable development. Our mission is to plant trees and encourage others to do the same.

Legitimacy Information

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Leadership

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Robin Van Loon

Board Chair (GuideStar Exchange,
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Board Composition ?
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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in May 2012

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Programs

Program: Living Seed Bank (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

The Living Seed Bank is a multi-faceted ongoing program for the preservation of the biodiversity of Madre de Dios.  The program is based at our center in Baltimori, on the Tambopata River in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.   The primary focus of the Seed Bank is on trees: 1. We identify and propagate the greatest possible variety of economically important tree species (for timber, medicines, fruits, nuts, building materials, etc.), with 150 species planted to date.  Some of these trees are familiar while others have never been domesticated.  2. We work toward the preservation of the genetic diversity within key species of endangered and over-exploited trees (primarily timber species) through the Camino Verde Heritage Tree Species.  Each Heritage Species consists of over 50 individual trees (and in some cases 200 or more), to create a diverse and healthy genetic stock from which to draw seed for future reforestation.  As wild populations of many of these species erode due to irresponsible harvesting, the Living Seed Bank ensures healthy genetic resources for each of these trees.  3. As many of the trees we plant have never been planted in a cultivated setting, we carry out ongoing evaluation of growth rates and productivity, with the aim of identifying species that could become commercially important as alternative crops for small farmers.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Camino Verde's work is focused in the Tambopata river basin in Madre de Dios, Peru. The nearby Tambopata Reserve is an important protected area that has been recognized as a biodiversity Hot Spot and is considered by some to be the most biodiverse place on Earth. Sadly, the region's forests and rivers face increasing pressures from migratory agriculture, irresponsible lumber extraction and reckless gold mining.   Camino Verde works to preserve the region's biodiversity by planting important and endangered tree species and working with local farmers to promote agroforestry and reforestation as sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn for monoculture of annual grains.

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