What we can do together!
YOU ARE PART OF IT!
Create Forest that preserves nature and provides food security helping to eliminate hunger and poverty creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable global food system with indigenous communities and farmers.
Pathways for natural and cultural preservation using art, ancient sacred knowledge, science, design, and communications with permaculture principles: Earth care, People care, and Fair share.
Create together abundance by planting trees in Food Forests around the world. By 2030, we can bring together more than 1 million people out of hunger and poverty, protecting humans and thousands of animals by establishing more than 10,000 Forest and planting 8 million trees.
The Son´s of the Jaguar!
We are a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving Nature & Ancient Wisdom.
This project stems from the spiritual world to be a bridge in the search of a behavior change with our natural environment. We believe that we can contribute to creating peace on earth coming back to live in harmony with nature without destroying it. Conserving and restoring our ecosystems, mitigating climate change and preserving the ancestral wisdom of native peoples.
We born as a transmedia project that is focused to send a positive message to humanity. We started with the idea to make a series of short films preserving, documenting, and sharing the stories and messages of the ancestral wisdom by our native peoples in Colombia. The project focuses on the idea that art can touch and move hearts, beyond that it is one of our most precious ways to plant consciousness in the times that we are living in.
Art can make much more to create harmony in us, our communities and our environment. We started to plant trees after the first journey of filming in the Sierra and now we want to do more and continue to do it until we can with your help.
"Natural law is a simple law, humbleness message to imitate the natural. It’s to maintain a wealth of both, spiritual balance as material”.
WHY IS IT CALLED
It is called the Heart Of The World because of the health of the Sierra and its complex ecosystems balance the health of the entire world.
It is a natural pyramid of snow, a special mountain by the sea, over 5.600 meters high and millions of years old, the largest coastal mountain in the world. The Sierra has all the thermal floors represented, from tropical heat to perpetual snow.
A reserve of the biosphere and World Heritage Site. It is a network of ecosystems that balance the natural ecosystem of the world. The home of countless forms of life. It is a sacred site that protects four indigenous communities that are responsible to preserve the spiritual balance of Mother Earth.
Their sacred task is to teach the divine laws to maintain harmony with nature. They are the guardians of the earth, our older siblings, the ones preserving the ancestral knowledge that is INVALUABLE FOR HUMANITY.
According to the ancient belief, the territorial order is defined by what is called the Black Line, a ring of interconnected sacred sites. The Black Line surrounds the entire territory of the Sierra, weaving, connecting, wrapping and securing the standards for human life on earth and maintaining the balance and harmony with the earth. From the base where the rivers meet the sea, the savannahs, valleys, hills, ridges of mountains, gorges, springs, ponds, up into the snowy peaks and the Gonawindúa mountain, to each one and the infinite universe. It is through these connections that the life of the Sierra and the world remains. Each sacred site has an environmental function, containing the rules for human life on earth and maintaining balance and harmony with nature.
“Along this stretch of coastline, you have a microcosm for whats is happening in the Caribbean and also on the rest of the planet, their view that all these sites are connected and the activities of destruction here are having an impact at large scale in the world are right".
Alex Rogers, World leader in marine biology.
Who are we?
Santiago Roa Duque, is a creative director, producer, photographer and permaculture practitioner from Colombia working in environmental, social and cultural topics. Founder of Jaguar Siembra, focuses on creating cultural projects and food forests, planting trees that tell the stories of our native people’s preserving nature and ancient wisdom.
Bettina Plainer, born and studied architecture in Austria. Came to Colombia through travels and an exchange year in the National University of Colombia. Focused on the topics of earth and bio construction in various regions worldwide, urbanism and informal settlements. Nature lover and Co-Founder of this project.
ADVISOR & REFORESTATION PARTNER
Reinel Villafaña, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the initial waver with the spiritual leaders to ask the permissions to start the project, he is a special connector between us and the elders. Grandson of "Duane" one of the most respected leaders from the heart of the world.
Virginia Crespo, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the forest guardian for the project in Bunkwimake, she is in charge of the logistics to take care of the trees to nurture with water and love with José and the family.
PROJECT MANAGER IN BUNKWIMAKE
Virginia Villafaña Crespo, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the project manager of the project in Bunkwimake, she is in charge of the logistics and our communication with the reforestation team. She is studying medical nursery in Santa Marta.
José Villafaña, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, director of Tayrona of Bunkwimake District Ethnoeducational Institution. Member of the Aruhuaco community, local forest partner and founder and director of the native tree nursery. Supporting the project together with his family.
AMAS LA SIERRA COFFEE
Ruperto Chaparro & family, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the founder of Amas La Sierra a self-founded specialty organic coffee company with more than 60 families working together with us in the Coffee for Biodiversity project.
MAMU SPIRITUAL LEADER
Francisco Chaparro. Father of 13 children. His job has always been to love the Sierra Nevada, its children, and teach them how to care for nature. Farm work, especially coffee production has been an inspiration to create new friendships with lovers of coffee and nature. born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the founder of the Amas La Sierra project in Sogrome.
Jwikamey Torres, indigenous leader, born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the project manager of the project in Gúmake, he is in charge of the logistics, and tree planting. He is studying international business in Santa Marta.
Why planting trees is important?
EVERY TREE COUNTS!
We need 22 trees a day to complete the amount of oxygen that a human consumes.
Forests produce oxygen and fresh air, they regulate the water circle under the earth, the rain, creating micro-climate that are increasing the underground water preserving fresh water supply.
A forest provides food, refugee, medicine and a lot more natural products, that are indispensable for humans and animals.
Today we lost 80% of our natural forest on the planet.
Forests are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Only 30% of the earths surface are forests. Those are bio-diverse systems that create and protect life, maintaining the balance of the ecosystem.