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 the most impressive cloud forests in the southwestern Amazonia, ranging in altitude from 1,800 to 7,200 feet (550-2,200 meters) above sea level. Camanti Sostenible adds…

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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 achieved some remarkable successes. More than 5.8 million acres (2.4 million hectares) received new legal protection with AAF support in 2021, bringing the total area…

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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 on November 5, 2021. The area has registered unique flora and fauna that includes the balata tree (Manilkara bidentata), a unique species of staghorn fern…

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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 of historic Machu Picchu and protects 4,443 acres of rich flora and fauna. The area has registered up to 74 bird species, 10 of which…

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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 Peruvian Ministry of Environment on December 29, 2021. The area’s inhabitants are the Boca Pariamanu Native Community of the Amahuaca ethnic group and Pano linguistic…

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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 of Piura. The reserve protects 90,319 acres (37,453 ha) of tropical desert and marine coastline that are home to diverse and endemic species. The area…

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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 200,722 acres (81,229 ha) of montane and lowland floodplain forests, as well as forests rich in palm species.  More importantly, Pauya Cushabatay is located in the buffer…

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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 – Kukamiria people decided to protect 2,718 acres of their biodiverse forests in perpetuity in order to conserve important water resources and medicinal plant species for current and future generations.…

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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 works to prevent deforestation. For full report, please click below.

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Conservation Area Protects Rare and Endemic Species in Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 24, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund is excited to announce the creation of the Codo del Pozuzo Regional Conservation Area on July 22 in Huánuco, Peru. The area protects 25,831 acres (10,453 hectares) of cloud forests and humid montane forests spanning an altitudinal range of 4,500 – 8,000 feet above sea level and conserving a rich array of flora and…

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