Wilderness International Peru

"Save the rainforest" projects on the pulse of the Amazon

Hot jungle air, colorful macaws, but also the noise of the street in Puerto Maldonado...This is the working atmosphere of our Peruvian rainforest conservation organization in the most biodiverse place on earth.

Our mission here is to save the last remnants of contiguous rainforest in Peru. They are fiercely contested. Land is coveted for agriculture, timber and gold mining. Roads cut habitats and from there the herringbone pattern of clear-cutting eats into the forest. 

Working with the people of the region and developing joint projects such as agroforestry for sustainable livelihoods are at the core of our work here. Without them, rainforest conservation would be unthinkable.


Our big goal, the international protection of wilderness, we put into practice every day in many different projects, piece by piece.

  • The forest keepers:inside:

    Locals with great experience ensure every day the protection of forest areas in Peru


The team of Wilderness International Peru consists of the Foundation Board (control function, strategy), the Executive Board (legally responsible), the operational team (day-to-day tasks) and many volunteers.

Dr. Chris Kirkby

My joining Wilderness International was definitely a happy coincidence - in the right place at the right time, with the right people on a mission to protect wild nature. A Peruvian friend had introduced me to Fabian Mühlberger in 2018, whereupon...

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Maria Laura Tolmos
Founding Member WI Peru, Member of the Board of Directors WI Peru

Having grown up in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, nature has inspired me since childhood. That's why I also did my bachelor's degree in forestry in Peru and then my master's degree in forest ecology in Germany, where I...

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Fabian Mühlberger
Member of the Board of Directors WI Peru

I have loved nature since my earliest childhood, and I am particularly fascinated by primeval forests. Of course, this has also influenced my choice of career and I now work full-time in nature conservation and am committed to the preservation of wilderness and biodiversity in various ecosystems around the world. I became aware of Wilderness International through my work as a nature tour guide for Diamir Erlebnisreisen, a partner of the foundation. The direct concept of Wilderness International for wilderness conservation, as well as the team behind it, appealed to me so much right away that I absolutely wanted to become a part of this project to protect endangered and spectacular primeval forests.

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Santiago "Chiki" Durand
Forest Guardian

I am the first forest ranger of Wilderness International.

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On the road with Robert Marc Lehmann

YouTuber and environmentalist Robert Marc Lehmann takes you on an expedition to our protected areas in Peru. Get to know the most important local people and dive into the Peruvian rainforest with him!

Wilderness International (Peru)

Jr. Jaime Troncoso N° 274 

Puerto Maldonado

Distrito Tambopata

Provincia Tambopata

Departamento de Madre de Dios