An American named David Dickey has been living in the rainforest for more than 40 years.
He’s spent the last two of those years trying to help indigenous communities and protect his home from deforestation.
Dickey says he’s a naturalist, not a journalist.
He grew up reading and writing books on nature, not science.
But his life has been turned upside down.
His parents died when he was five.
In 2005, David was told by his mother that he was the heir to the Dickey family fortune.
His father passed away in 2008 and his brother was born in 2013.
David has spent the past decade trying to figure out what happened to his dad and brother.
“I’m trying to understand what is happening to the forests,” he said.
For the past several years, Dickey’s efforts have been led by his Amazonian colleagues.
The Dickey Conservation Center (ACCC), which is funded by Amazon and Amazonian governments, has trained thousands of people to help them protect forests and restore biodiversity.
David’s group also works to protect Amazonian children from deforestation and protect the fragile forests and animals that live in them.
In addition to the ACCC, he has also worked with conservation groups in other countries to help preserve forests in areas where the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) prohibits fishing.
But the main focus of his efforts is his home in the Peruvian Amazon.
It’s a small forest, just a few hundred acres, with a handful of homes, cattle and goats scattered about.
It is the only home that David has ever owned, he said, and it’s been destroyed in the past.
The ACCC and the Dicys have been working to preserve it and protect it from the destruction of the forest by deforestation.
Dickey says the ACCEP is part of the Amazon Conservation Center, which is the Amazon Forest Conservation Program (AFCP).
“It’s a grassroots effort and a community effort,” he explained.
“The ACCE is not part of a government or a government-funded organization, it’s a community-led effort.”
In order to conserve and protect forests, he believes, it must be the community that leads the effort.
And so, David is a volunteer, bringing the books he reads to the community meetings.
He meets with indigenous leaders and other people to discuss how to protect the forest.
Dicy is also a member of the Perú Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Peru indigenous community and its people.
The Perú Forest Conservation Center is funded through the Peruso government, which receives some $6.5 million a year from the United States government.
In 2015, it became the largest conservation organization in the world.
Peru’s forest cover is about 30 percent of the country’s total area, according to the Amazon Foundation.
Its forest cover ranges from grasslands to savannahs, including some of the most biodiverse areas in the country.
While David’s work to protect Perú’s forests is an amazing thing, Dicry said that there are still challenges in protecting it.
If we can’t protect the Perumas, then we won’t be able to protect it for our children, he explained, referring to the Perucas’ children.
According to David, the Peruvians are not doing enough to protect their forests.
“They are doing more than their share,” he says.
“And they have to start now.”
Dicry says the Peruzans have been neglecting their forests, which are home to the world’s largest herd of gorillas, elephants and other animals.
According to a 2013 survey by WWF, the gorillas are among the most threatened species on Earth.
Diccys parents had no idea what was happening to their father, but now they have no other choice but to learn.
It’s hard to believe, Diccies mother said.
But she had to learn to live with it.
“I’m a widow,” she said.
“We lost everything.”
It was her father’s passion, she said, which led her to give up her job and start working in the forest to help protect her children.
Dics work has helped his family keep the Peruca forest intact and protect them from deforestation by destroying forests.
He has also created a community program called the Forest Conservation Trust Fund, which helps preserve Perucan forest and the animals living there.
Dicerys family is a symbol for indigenous Peruvian people living in Amazonas Amazonas, which stretches from the Brazilian border to Ecuador and beyond.
A large part of Peru’s economy is derived from the Peruginos’ agriculture.