The Amazon region of Madre de Dios hosts indigenous people unique in cultural diversity, beliefs, social structure, economic and political organization.
Next-door neighbors with the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ACR), Tambo Blanquillo Private Nature Amazon Reserve serves the same mission towards a direct tool to preservation of the area. Thanks to this, the protection of the tributaries connecting the indigenous communities of the Harakbut, Yine and Matsiguenka tribes, is now a reality.
Just like other Amazon tribes, the Harakbut have gathered incalculable knowledge that has helped them counter against the usual challenges imposed by nature. These teachings about the ancient world tells us how the resources that come from the forest blend in with the soil, water and magical creatures that are still preserved in local tradition as myths. According to the Harakbut Cosmo vision all things were going to reverse, men were going to be animals or other beings. In that sense, for the Harakbut everything that is physical has an equivalent part in the spiritual world (every element has its wämewëre -spirit, soul, or equivalent) – and exists in the physical life as much as the invisible life.