What’s the Buzz All About? 60,599 Acres of Habitat Conserved for Native Bees in Ecuador

By Andrea Díaz | November 13, 2020

On November 12th, the Puyango Municipal Conservation Area in Loja, Ecuador was expanded by 60,599 acres with AAF support. The reserve now protects 71,622 acres of precious humid forest as well as rare tropical dry forest. Puyango is one of the first reserves created in Ecuador dedicated to the protection of native stingless bees, hard-working…

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Bosque de Porvenir Municipal Conservation Area Protects 78,726 Acres In Bolivia with Key Long-term Management Goals

By Andrea Díaz | November 9, 2020

The creation of Bosque de Porvenir Municipal Conservation Area in October 2020 protects 78,726 acres of Amazon forest in Pando, Bolivia and ensures the health and productivity of centuries-old forests through natural resource management by local communities. A principal strategy for the long term  conservation of the area will be the careful management of non-timber…

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Two New Conservation Concessions in Peru Increase Protected Area Connectivity

By Andrea Díaz | November 9, 2020

The region of San Martín, Peru celebrates its two newest Conservation Concessions: Cerro Blanco (2,511 acres) and Los Otorongos (13,320 acres) declared on November 6, marking the 13th and 14th Conservation Concessions created in San Martín through Andes Amazon Fund support. Both concessions allow for ecological connectivity due to their adjacent location to the Gran…

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Introducing Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Ecuador: Protecting 73,701 Acres of Wildlife and Water Resources

By Andrea Díaz | October 27, 2020

The new Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in the Ecuadorian Andes, declared on October 27, protects 73,701 acres. Divided into 13 blocks throughout Loja, the new area saves wildlife and water sources for 200,000 people.  Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area, located on the southeastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses cloud and…

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Mystery of the Jungle: Solved! A New Conservation Concession in Peru Seeks to Capture Carbon by Protecting a Vital Palm Ecosystem.

By Andrea Díaz | September 28, 2020

The new Conservation Concession, Misterio de la Selva, whose name means “Mystery of the Jungle,” created on September 28, 2020, will protect 11,827 acres of forest along the banks of the Ucayali River in the state of Loreto in Peru. The area is considered a fragile ecosystem and is largely made up of swamps that…

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Announcing Montane Ecosystems – Río Negro Municipal Conservation Area – Protecting Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andrea Díaz | August 28, 2020

AAF is happy to announce the creation of Montane Ecosystems- Río Negro  on August 28, 2020. Located west of the capital of the municipality of Coroico, the protected area has been identified as a water source for the municipal capital and neighboring communities. Montane Ecosystems will conserve areas of cloud forest with an altitudinal range between…

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Introducing San Jorge del Río Marañón Private Conservation Area – Safeguarding Ancestral Territories in Peru

By Andrea Díaz | August 20, 2020

The Private Conservation Area (2,621 acres), declared on August 20, 2020, aims to protect primary forests and tropical humid forests in ancestral territories. San Jorge del Río Marañón safeguards the biological diversity of the ecosystem and the streams that run through it, such as the Sapira stream that drains its black waters to the Marañon river.

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Expansion of Paltas Municipal Conservation Area Conserves an Additional 32,392 Acres

By Andrea Díaz | August 17, 2020

The expansion of Paltas Municipal Conservation Area in Ecuador now brings its total size to 41,020 acres. The new area is divided into six “blocks” within the municipality and conserves some of the last remnants of dry forest in Ecuador.

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Introducing Peru’s “Gran Mirador de Juningue” Conservation Concession: Safeguarding a Vital Water Source

By Andrea Díaz | June 17, 2020

The creation of the new Conservation Concession known as El Gran Mirador de Juningue will help protect a spectacular ecosystem and safeguard the main source of water for the city of Moyobama, Peru. Located just 40 minutes from the capital of the San Martín region, El Gran Mirador spans 1,570 acres (635.46 hectares) of tropical…

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World Environment Day 2020

By Andrea Díaz | June 5, 2020

Every year on June 5th, the world gathers to celebrate World Environment Day. This worldwide event calls for governments, businesses, and citizens to engage in efforts to save our planet and reduce the human impact on our ecosystems.  World Environment Day is not just a day for observance, but a day to actively learn and…

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