What is the CREES vision?
The CREES Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation working to bring economic, social and environmental harmony to the Manu region.
Our core belief is that mankind and nature can support one another through balance, respect and innovation. The way that we achieve this is through protecting the incredible diversity of the region and working with local communities to generate truly sustainable development that creates decent livelihoods in harmony with the natural environment.
We develop our research, projects and initiatives from our Manu Learning Centre (MLC) situated along the river Madre de Dios in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. Aside from being in an incredibly beautiful and fascinating Biosphere rich in diversity, the MLC enables us to experience, share and investigate first-hand the changes and problems being caused by the increasing destruction of the Amazonian rainforests. Through CREES Expeditions we are able to invite volunteers to work on our sustainable development projects and to invite visitors to experience the wonder of Manu and sustainable tourism in action, spreading our message throughout the world and inviting the support the region so urgently needs.