New Regional Conservation Area Protects the Largest Extension of Páramo in Cajamarca and over 250 Species of Birds

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 6, 2021

The Páramos y Bosques Montanos de Jaén y Tabaconas Regional Conservation Area, established on May 5 in the department of Cajamarca, Peru protects 77,930 acres of páramo, a unique, high altitude Andean ecosystem important for the provision of water. It is located in the Chamaya and Chinchipe River basins, with an altitude ranging from 4,900…

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Joining forces for Bajo Paraguá

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 30, 2021

A few months ago, the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas were created in Bolivia through the hard work of AAF grantee Fundación Natura Bolivia and partners. This past week, they traveled to the area to meet with local leaders and inhabitants to install and inaugurate the Bajo Paragua’s official identification signs and demarcation posts. The…

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New 2.7-million-acre Yavarí Tapiche Indigenous Reserve Established in Peru to Protect Indigenous People Living in Voluntary Isolation

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 19, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the 2.7-million-acre Yavarí Tapiche Indigenous Reserve in the department of Loreto in Peru on April 10, marking a victory for the protection of isolated Indigenous people and the Amazonian forests they depend on for their survival. Indigenous Reserves are designated by the Peruvian government for the protection of…

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The Amazon’s Beating Heart: A Voluntary and Communal Conservation Network Caring for Peru’s Ecosystem

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 9, 2021

Since our inception, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) has focused on conserving the biodiversity, ecosystems, and environmental health of the Andes and Amazon. Through grants awarded to dedicated local nonprofits, we’ve been able to support not only the establishment of new conservation areas but also to invest in their improved management, so they are made to…

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Chuyapi Urusayhua Regional Conservation Area: Protecting Cusco’s Cloud Forests and Vital Water Resources

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 24, 2021

A new protected area safeguards tropical biodiversity and increases the resilience of montane communities against climate change. The Regional Government of Cusco, Peru has just declared the Chuyapi Urusayhua Regional Conservation Area, protecting 198,156 acres of lush cloud forest.  Located to the northwest of the iconic Machu Picchu, and ranging from 3,000 to 14,400 feet in…

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New Protection for 273,884 Acres of Intact Cloud Forest in the Bolivian Andes

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 23, 2021

Photo by Juan Pablo Urioste

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Celebrating World Water Day by Protecting Vital Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, we’re excited to announce the recent creation of the Serranía San Lorenzo Municipal Protected Area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Established on March 16 by the municipality of San Javier, Serranía de San Lorenzo protects 135,279 acres of Chiquitano forests and cerrado savannas, whose conservation will protect vital water resources for the…

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Two New Protected Areas Add 2.8 Million Acres to a Key Biological Corridor Connecting Amazonian and Chiquitano Dry Forests in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 18, 2021

With the recent declarations of the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas in San Ignacio de Velasco and Concepción municipalities, a critical conservation corridor has been strengthened in eastern Bolivia. The Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Area in San Ignacio, created on February 12th, spans a massive 2,429,061 acres (983,006 ha) of Chiquitano and Amazonian forest. Located…

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A New Conservation Area in Ecuador Contributes to the Sangay-Podocarpus Connectivity Corridor

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 16, 2021

The Santiago de Méndez Municipal Conservation Area, created on March 9, protects 34,051 acres of montane forests and páramo grasslands in Morona Santiago, Ecuador. It conserves ecosystems and wildlife in the Sangay-Podocarpus Connectivity Corridor and safeguards water sources for more than 15,000 people living in nearby communities. Its abundant fauna includes 47 species of mammals, 152…

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A Look Back at 2020

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 1, 2021

This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged people across the world, and the countries sharing the Amazon were among the most impacted. Indigenous peoples experienced higher mortality rates than in urban areas. And despite the illusion that stay-at-home orders would allow nature a chance to heal, the opposite occurred in many parts of the basin,…

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