As a follow-up to the ColomBIOdiversidad festival, which was held for seven years in Colombia, the SÚMAte al Bosque festival was created and set up in Peru for its first edition. This festival, dedicated to the forest and the importance of biodiversity, is particularly important in Peru as its territory, with 53% covered by Amazonian rainforest, has an exceptional biodiversity but also a particularly high deforestation rate. Every year, more than 200,000 hectares of forest are lost, a figure that has only increased with the current health crisis. The main cause of this environmental disaster? A world that is ever more greedy and resource-consuming, a lack of control by the authorities and a need to strengthen the capacities of the agricultural world. Despite appearances, the forest is much closer to the city than we think, although very few city inhabitants are aware of the close link between the two.
Faced with this observation, SÚMAte al Bosque was born to bring these interconnections closer together and to make them visible, in places with high footfall and with a clear message: it is still possible to act, but the first key to action is information!