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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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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Landscape photo showing river and trees in Maijuna

3 Kichwa Indigenous Communities Titled in Peru, Securing their Ancestral Homeland

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 5, 2021

At the heart of our mission at Andes Amazon Fund is the protection of lands so that indigenous people and nature can flourish. In a remarkable victory for conservation and for the Kichwa people in Peru, Andes Amazon Fund is pleased to announce the titling of three indigenous communities just outside the Maijuna-Kichwa Regional Conservation…

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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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Welcoming our First Ecotourism Concession in Peru: Nikolov Pioneros

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 21, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund is happy to announce the first Ecotourism Concession granted with our support on November 6, protecting 5,129 acres in San Martín, Peru. According to Peru’s Ministry of Environment, ecotourism concessions are aimed at developing activities related to recreation and nature tourism. These areas contribute to conservation and place an emphasis on the…

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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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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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Cuatro claves para entender por qué el mar peruano está bajo amenaza

By Andrea Díaz | August 28, 2020

Noticias de parte de nuestros socios Mongabay Latam. “El mar del norte del Perú representa, por lo menos, el 70 % de la variedad biológica marina, con un enorme número de especies endémicas.“ Una de las claves señala la importancia de áreas naturales protegidas para preservar especies marinas. Artículo completo aquí

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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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