New Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve in Peru Protects Indigenous People Living in Voluntary Isolation

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 22, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the declaration of the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve by the Peruvian government on July 21. The new reserve, which was created to provide strict protection for the forests that are home to the Kakataibo Indigenous people living in voluntary isolation and initial contact, is divided into northern and southern zones that together…

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It Takes a Village: Maintaining a Healthy Ecosystem and Bringing Back Peru’s National Tree.

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 7, 2021

In October of 2019, the department of Cajamarca in Peru established its first regional conservation area: Bosques el Chaupe, Cunilla and Chinchiquilla. Since then, through Andes Amazon Fund’s support, Nature and Culture International (NCI), along with local leaders and park rangers have devoted their time and expertise to the management and protection of the area’s…

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Peru’s new Bosques Secos del Marañón Regional Conservation Area Protects Unique Dry Forests Along South America’s “Grand Canyon”

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 13, 2021

Established on May 12, the Bosques Secos del Marañón Regional Conservation Area will protect the rare Marañón dry forest ecoregion, an area underrepresented in the Peruvian National Protected Area System.  Situated along the Marañón River in the Cajamarca Region, this new area protects 53,856 acres containing one of the highest rates of endemism of plant…

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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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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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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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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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