The Wacken Community Rainforest

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Will we protect 4 million square meters of rainforest together?

Metalheads, we have a big goal!

Let’s do something together for nature and protect rainforest in Peru. In the coming years, we aim to protect an area the size of the entire festival grounds and thus protect an ecosystem as habitat for countless animal species and plants.

 

The organizers of the Wacken Open Air have already protected the first 1000 m2 of the Wacken Community Rainforest - and together we now ask you to support us in our goal.

100

Donations

of wilderness sponsors have protected
1.000

m2 of old-growth forest

forever, thus ensuring that
1.000

tons of CO2

remain permanently stored in the biomass of the forest
100,000 m² protected
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  • Protect rainforest in Peru now

    With a donation of just 5 euros you can help to ensure that the Wackenfestival site of 4 million square meters is mapped in the rainforest.

Let's Rock the Jungle

Protect Wacken Rainforest Now

Mysterious jaguars, wild bats and liana-clad jungle giants - the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is the most biodiverse place on earth! Together with the whole Wacken community and Wilderness International you can protect this forest forever.

Your Donation at a Glance

  • tangible: every 1 € donation protects 1 m² of forest
  • good for the climate: this leaves 60 kg CO2 permanently bound in living biomass
  • transparent: you will receive a certificate with the geo-coordinates and an aerial photo of the protected forest area
  • permanent: your one-time donation guarantees the permanent protection of the area
  • Country: Peru
  • Region: Madre de Dios
  • Location of the protected area: along the Tambopata River, about 30 km southwest of the town of Puerto Maldonado.
  • Ecosystem: tropical Amazon rainforest
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Example of a wilderness protection certificate

Become part of the "Wacken 4 Nature" community and protect rainforest in Peru

Thank you for your donation

Thank you to these great supporters for preserving unique habitats and a huge diversity of species. These people are making a contribution to a healthy climate on our planet.

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Every euro donated saves one square meter of habitat. Sounds good. But it's even better. For example, with a donation of €64 to Wilderness International, you are protecting a piece of forest that is 64m2 in size. This corresponds to a 3200m2 habitat, with countless niche habitats for a huge variety of animals and plants that interact with each other in symbiosis.

What motivated me to join WI, and what continues to convince me, is the directness of the work. Instead of expensive awareness campaigns, WI actually protects unique wilderness areas. And not only the how, but also the what is sound. Areas for protection are selected based on acute threat, ecological importance, or strategic location. All of this can be tracked by anyone using geo-coordinates. It can't get more transparent than that!

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Jenin Ziemens

Environmental Ambassador

About Wilderness International

Wilderness International, based in Peru, Canada and Germany, purchases wilderness areas legally secure with land title and protects them for all future.

The purchases are refinanced through donations, which at the same time ensure the long-term protection of the areas as well as environmental education projects and research into CO2-storage and biodiversity.

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Transparency through Drones

Protect nature. But effectively.

In our impact report, we show you where your donation goes. And what we have achieved together in the last 14 years since our founding.

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