New Private Conservation Area in Peru Conserves High-Priority Dry Forests and Endemic Species

By Nicole Friedman | March 1, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Utco Private Conservation Area (PCA) in Peru’s Cajamarca region. The conservation area was established in perpetuity, and protects 7,562 acres (3,060 hectares)…

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New Conservation Concession in the Cloud Forests of Peru Expands Corridor of Protected Areas

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 25, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) celebrates the creation of the Camanti Sostenible Conservation Concession in the Camanti district of Cusco, Peru. The area protects 38,172 acres (15,448 hectares) of one of…

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2021 Review and Impact Report

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 24, 2022

This past year, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) and our partner organizations worked tirelessly to protect wilderness areas and Indigenous lands. In spite of the challenges due to the pandemic, we…

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New Bosques del Futuro Conservation Concession is Peru’s First to be Administered by a Local Government

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 20, 2022

The new Bosques del Futuro (Forests of the Future) Conservation Concession in Peru protects 2,338 acres of a unique and fragile ecosystem in the San Martin region. It was declared…

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New Private Conservation Area in Peru Protects Buffer Zone of Historic Machu Picchu

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 12, 2022

With just a few days left before 2022, Peru announced the creation of the Misquiyaco Private Conservation Area in Cusco on December 29, 2021. It lies in the buffer zone…

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Indigenous Community in Madre de Dios, Peru, Achieves Recognition of “Nihii Eupa Francisco” Conservation Area in their Communal Territory

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 5, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund is proud to announce the creation of the “Nihii Eupa Francisco” Private Conservation Area by the Indigenous Community of Boca Pariamanu in Madre de Dios and the…

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Illescas National Reserve: A New Migratory Bird Haven on the Coast of Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 3, 2022

The day before Christmas on December 24, 2021, Peru celebrated the establishment of the Illescas National Reserve, a migratory bird haven that runs along the Pacific coastline of the region…

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New conservation concession in Peru protects 200,000 acres adjacent to Cordillera Azul National Park

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 8, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund is happy to announce the establishment of the Pauya Cushabatay Conservation Concession in Loreto, Peru on November 26, 2021. The area protects a total of 200,460 acres…

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Indigenous Community Secures New Conservation Area in the Buffer Zone of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 6, 2021

On September 27, 2021, Peru’s Ministry of Environment formally recognized a new private conservation area on the communal lands of the Once de Agosto Indigenous community in Loreto, Peru. This community of Kukama –…

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MAAP Report: Protected areas & Indigenous territories effective against deforestation in the western amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 29, 2021

New MAAP report findings in the Western Amazon reveal protected areas had the lowest primary forest loss rate, closely followed by Indigenous territories, meaning the establishment and effective management of protected areas & Indigenous territories…

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