Submitted by: The International Society for the Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest
Implemented country: United States
Title: The Floating Garden & Portable Drinking Water Model Project
The International Society for the Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest (ISPTR) is an American non-profit foundation, established in 1986 that is comprised of a dedicated team of volunteer naturalists. Their first globally recognized international project is the preservation of the Amazon River dolphins. For more then one decade, ISPTR has been actively involved and working on the front lines of the Amazon Basin in Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, developing a series of innovative and pilot projects and sustainable alternative strategies that will benefit the indigenous people, fauna and flora of the world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest. The overall purpose of this project is to construct and demonstrate a technique using floating platforms for growing fresh vegetables, and at the same time collecting potable water. Their ultimate hope is to instill an alternative method for getting the proper nutrition needed without having to destroy the land by using pesticides or burning down rain forest in order to gain space.