Lupunaluz Amazonian Botanic Gardens (LAB Gardens Research & Education Facility)
The Amazon rainforest is the home of the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet supporting more than 90,000 of the 250,000 identified plant species on earth. Projections from present research suggest that upwards of 30,000 Amazonian plants remain undiscovered. This incredible eco system linked to the indigenous knowledge holders holds a resource of inestimable value. LAB Gardens is the first Amazon Botanical Garden of the region and every dollar committed to this project preserves ethnobotanical and indigenous plant knowledge, promotes cutting edge research and provides hope to countless people across the globe suffering from as yet, incurable diseases.
The gardens serve as an educational tool for visitors as well as a working plant laboratory for researchers and local communities. Our volunteer and affiliation programs offer unique opportunities to global partners to exchange knowledge and build networks. At the moment, we are in the critical planning and propogation stage of the gardens and we expect to receive our first visitors in late 2018.
LAB Gardens endeavors to make the jungle worth more standing, than cut down by promoting and sustaining the beauty and diversity of the rainforest