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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New Regional Conservation Area in Ucayali, Peru Contributes to a Binational Cultural and Wildlife Corridor

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 24, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Communal Alto Tamaya – Abujao (CATA) Regional Conservation Area in Ucayali, Peru. Established on July 22, the new area protects 370,685 acres (150,011 ha) of tropical rainforest and bamboo forests, including a range of isolated mountains to the south of Sierra del Divisor National Park. The Communal…

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Critical Water Resources and New Frog Species Protected in Newly Established El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area – Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 23, 2021

The El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area, established on June 15, protects 31,812 acres of cloud and montane forests, paramo grasslands, and wetlands in the province of El Oro. El Guabo is home to three recently described species of terrestrial frogs discovered in 2016 thanks to an investigation by the National Institute of Biodiversity – Ecuador. Other species…

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2021 with 100 areas protected

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 7, 2021

Last month, we reached a milestone in our efforts to conserve the biodiversity and cultural integrity of the Andes and Amazon – 100 areas protected! And now, in celebration of World Environment Day, we reflect on this accomplishment, and the challenges ahead. As studies have shown, securing legal status either as a protected area or…

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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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New Protection for 273,884 Acres of Intact Cloud Forest in the Bolivian Andes

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 23, 2021

Photo by Juan Pablo Urioste

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Celebrating World Water Day by Protecting Vital Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, we’re excited to announce the recent creation of the Serranía San Lorenzo Municipal Protected Area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Established on March 16 by the municipality of San Javier, Serranía de San Lorenzo protects 135,279 acres of Chiquitano forests and cerrado savannas, whose conservation will protect vital water resources for the…

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Two New Protected Areas Add 2.8 Million Acres to a Key Biological Corridor Connecting Amazonian and Chiquitano Dry Forests in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 18, 2021

With the recent declarations of the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas in San Ignacio de Velasco and Concepción municipalities, a critical conservation corridor has been strengthened in eastern Bolivia. The Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Area in San Ignacio, created on February 12th, spans a massive 2,429,061 acres (983,006 ha) of Chiquitano and Amazonian forest. Located…

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A New Conservation Area in Ecuador Contributes to the Sangay-Podocarpus Connectivity Corridor

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 16, 2021

The Santiago de Méndez Municipal Conservation Area, created on March 9, protects 34,051 acres of montane forests and páramo grasslands in Morona Santiago, Ecuador. It conserves ecosystems and wildlife in the Sangay-Podocarpus Connectivity Corridor and safeguards water sources for more than 15,000 people living in nearby communities. Its abundant fauna includes 47 species of mammals, 152…

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