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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Our COVID-19 Response

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 3, 2021

Several of the regions where Andes Amazon Fund works are among those most affected by COVID-19 in Latin America. As governments struggle to get adequate care to those most in need across all corners of the Amazon, several of our grantees are among those organizations most in touch with local needs. Considering this, Andes Amazon…

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Protecting an Endangered Forest in the Andean Highlands of Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 22, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund is pleased to announce the creation of the Mururata Municipal Conservation Area in La Paz, Bolivia on December 12. Located in the municipality of Yanacachi, the new protected area covers 43,014 acres and is part of the Madidi Corridor within the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot. Mururata extends from snow-covered Andean mountains to…

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Half a Million Acres of Rainforest Protected in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 22, 2020

The Pando region of northern Bolivia is blanketed with the southwestern limit of Amazonian rainforest. Its diverse vegetation harbors abundant wildlife. The newly established Puerto Rico Municipal Conservation Area, declared in November 2020, conserves 513,408 acres of this incredible forest, expanding a huge ecological corridor running through Pando. The Puerto Rico area connects the Santa…

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A Bolivian ‘Cloud Forest’ Reveals a Bonanza of New Species

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 15, 2020

A Bolivian cloud forest makes its case for being a global biodiversity hotspot with the discovery of 20 new species and the re-discovery of 4 previously extinct species. As the threat of global warming looms, these species continue to climb further up the safety and humidity of the high altitudes of mountains, which we must…

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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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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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Irenda Municipal Conservation Area conserves 353,292 acres, protecting a main water supply

By Andrea Díaz | January 7, 2020

The conservation of 353,292 acres (142,972.2 hectares) of cloud forest within the Aguaragüe mountain range in the Andean foothills of southern Bolivia proves to be a landmark project for the conservation of a main water supply for at least 60 indigenous communities and for the surrounding residents of Charagua, the municipal capital.  A core belief…

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Serranía de Santa Rosa: 115,327 Acres of Forest and Water Resources Secured in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 2, 2019

The creation of Serranía de Santa Rosa Municipal Conservation Area comes at a timely moment in Bolivia where locally-led conservation initiatives are greatly needed. As fires continue to rage in the eastern part of the country, the southern municipality of Caraparí has demonstrated outstanding leadership by protecting 115,327 acres (46,671 hectares) of Bolivian Túcuman forest…

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Ixiamas Creates Largest Municipal Conservation Area in Bolivia: Bajo Madidi

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 6, 2019

Triple the size of Grand Canyon National Park, the recently created Municipal Conservation Area of Bajo Madidi protects 3,794,291 acres…

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