Introducing Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Ecuador: Protecting 73,701 Acres of Wildlife and Water Resources

By Andrea Díaz | October 27, 2020

The new Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in the Ecuadorian Andes, declared on October 27, protects 73,701 acres. Divided into 13 blocks throughout Loja, the new area saves wildlife and water sources for 200,000 people.  Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area, located on the southeastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses cloud and…

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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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Announcing Montane Ecosystems – Río Negro Municipal Conservation Area – Protecting Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andrea Díaz | August 28, 2020

AAF is happy to announce the creation of Montane Ecosystems- Río Negro  on August 28, 2020. Located west of the capital of the municipality of Coroico, the protected area has been identified as a water source for the municipal capital and neighboring communities. Montane Ecosystems will conserve areas of cloud forest with an altitudinal range between…

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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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Carpish, the First Regional Conservation Area in Huánuco (Peru), Conserves 124,934 Acres

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 17, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) began the year celebrating the creation of Carpish, the first Regional Conservation Area to be established in Huánuco, Peru. Protecting 124,934 acres (50,559 ha) of cloud forest and high-elevation grasslands in the central Andes, Carpish contains a high level of endemism, or flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. This…

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Ausangate Regional Conservation Area: Protecting the World’s Largest Tropical Glacier

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 11, 2019

The new Regional Conservation Area of Ausangate will protect 164,360 acres (66,514 hectares) of Andean ecosystems in Cusco, including Quelccaya— the world’s largest tropical glacier. Nestled within Peru’s Ausangate mountain range and greater Vilcanota range, this area has faced an increasing amount of pressure in recent years due to rising global temperatures and nearby mining…

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Serranía de Santa Rosa: 115,327 Acres of Forest and Water Resources Secured in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 2, 2019

The creation of Serranía de Santa Rosa Municipal Conservation Area comes at a timely moment in Bolivia where locally-led conservation initiatives are greatly needed. As fires continue to rage in the eastern part of the country, the southern municipality of Caraparí has demonstrated outstanding leadership by protecting 115,327 acres (46,671 hectares) of Bolivian Túcuman forest…

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Cajamarca Establishes Its First Regional Conservation Area: Bosques El Chaupe, Cunia, and Chinchiquilla

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 1, 2019

The creation of Bosques El Chaupe, Cunia, y Chinchiquilla marks the first Regional Conservation Area established in Cajamarca, Peru. This area will protect 54,039 acres (21,869 hectares) of montane forests and páramos within one of the most renowned biodiversity hotspots on the planet– the Tropical Andes. “The headwaters of the eastern tropical Andes are a…

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Yurúa Conservation Concession (112,850 acres) Contributes to Key Mosaic in Peruvian Amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 14, 2019

Protecting the ancestral territories of indigenous peoples living in the Amazon basin is a key component of Andes Amazon Fund’s conservation strategy.

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