Our holistic approach considers both human well-being and biodiversity conservation as interdependent and equal ultimate goals to ensure the health, resilience, and sustainability of a social-ecological system.
At the core of our approach is Indigenous Peoples’ autonomy.
As such, we support local communities, in collaboration with national and international organizations across three interconnected pillars.
Brazil’s Javari Valley is a vast, rich, and biodiverse rainforest -- the wild west of the Amazon.
Nestled between the borders of Colombia and Peru, this 8 million hectare (21 million acres) territory of exceptionally well-preserved primary rainforest is under imminent threat by illegal extractive activities.
of which 2,000 have never been contacted
One of the largest carbon sinks in the world
Larger than the size of Portugal
Poorest municipality in the State of Amazonas
One of the highest rates of hepatitis, malaria & tuberculosis infections in Brazil
Construction of local schools, workshops to young indigenous leaders, and establishment of long-term systems to end communities' dependence on extractive industries.
In-territory access to basic services and life-saving treatments and consolidation of Indigenous medicinal knowledge to cultivate Living Pharmacy models.
Conservation projects and biodiversity studies, providing necessary insight into this spectacularly rich and notably understudied territory.
At the heart of the Javari Project is a coalition of local and international organizations, advisors, and advocates committed to supporting this invaluable territory.
To strengthen our movement, we assembled a coalition of organizations and advisors at the forefront of indigenous health, biodiversity conservation, and alternative livelihoods.
Together, we are the Javari Project.
In 2007, while filming “Return to the Amazon” for an American broadcaster, Céline Cousteau first met the Indigenous leaders and community members of the Javari Valley.
They asked her to come back again — this time, to tell their story.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HEAD OF FUNDRAISING
CONTENT & VIDEO EDITOR
Nashrin Azad has a background in fundraising, investor relations and business development for investment funds, corporates and NGOs focussed on alternatives, health, impact & sustainability.
Matt is an angel investor and conservationist with over 10 years of experience supporting grassroots organizations and Indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon.
Currently co-founder of a startup working at the intersection of digital identity, self-expression, and humane technology. He is also the managing director at Masnavi Capital, a family office, led venture investments as well as an investor in climate tech.
Ted was the former president of the Triodos Bank Foundation for 30 years, where he has supported endless initiatives in pro of development and the environment in The Netherlands and abroad.
HRH Esmeralda is a journalist, devoted to promoting the rights of the Indigenous Peoples, striving to advocate the voices of the unheard. Princess Esmeralda has been President of King Leopold III Fund for Nature Exploration and Conservation since 1983.
Senior expert in Environmental Justice, Human Rights and Nature Conservation. Working for IUCN Netherlands, continously aiming to improve the territorial rights and livelihoods of the Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Senior Policy Advisor for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities at UNDP, and Co-founder of Tushevs Aerials, an initiative to democratize usage of drone technology towards environmental and humanitarian goals to process design, building, and data for Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Paulina is an environmental journalist. She runs the ‘Vozes do Planeta’ (Voices of the Planet) podcast & is co-founder of ‘Liga das Mulheres pelo Oceano’ (League of Women for the Ocean) in Brazil. She has been a collaborator for National Geographic in Brazil since 2017.
Executive Director at CO”100% LIFE” Anastasia has worked on executive positions for governmental institutions, NGOs and international organizations. Anastasia was the youngest deputy minister to serve in the Ukraine. As a governmental official, Anastasia helpedimplement the first comprehensive gender equality policy in her country.
Linda is a fundraising consultant at HVFC, has served as the executive director of the Jane Goodall institute Netherlands and worked as a consultant in the for- profit sector. Combining best practices from both sectors drives her effective fundraising approach.
I listened to Céline Cousteau and Tadzio Mac Gregor speak about their outstanding Javari Project at the beautiful garden of HRH Princess Esmeralda. I suggest you learn more and watch the inspiring 'Tribes on the Edge' documentary." - BIANCA JAGGER