The Kankuamo Indigenous Reserve Expansion in Colombia Promotes Community Resilience and Healing

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 23, 2023

The Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the official expansion of the Kankuamo Indigenous Reserve in the municipality of Valledupar in Colombia’s department of Cesar. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada de Santa…

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Piñas Joins Forces with other Municipalities to Protect Water Sources

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 11, 2023

On July 29, 2022, the municipality of Piñas in the El Oro Province of Ecuador approved a new Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area measuring 29,886 acres (12,094.50 ha). Piñas…

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New Municipal Protected Area in Portovelo, Ecuador will Protect Key Water Sources and Minimize Ecological Threats to the Region

By Nicole Friedman | December 5, 2022

Andes Amazon fund applauds the creation of the Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area of Portovelo. The new protected area lies at the headwaters of the Puyango River Basin in…

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Colombia and Partners Launch Financing Initiative to Permanently Protect Nation’s Key Landscapes and Seascapes

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 23, 2022

The government of Colombia announced today the launch of a new Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiative called Heritage Colombia (Herencia Colombia in Spanish, or HECO for short). PFPs are…

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New Conservation Area in Ecuadorian Andes Protects Vital Water Sources

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 23, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) proudly announces the creation of the Quilanga Municipal Conservation Area in Loja, Ecuador. Declared on May 6, 2022, the area spans 26,273 acres (10,623 hectares) of…

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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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Municipality of Cobija in northwestern Bolivia Safeguards Water Resources for 80,000 People by Establishing New Protected Area

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 22, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Bahia Watershed Municipal Protected Area in the department of Pando in Bolivia. The area protects 8,952 acres (3,623 hectares) of montane and Amazonian…

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Municipal Conservation Area in Bolivia Expands Protection of Madidi National Park Buffer Zone

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 31, 2022

The Serranías de Altuncama-Apolo Municipal Conservation Area Complex in La Paz, Bolivia was declared on October 19, 2021, and protects more than 20,600 acres of montane forests and savannas in…

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New Protected Areas in Southern Ecuador Conserve Nearly 120,000 Acres of Key Freshwater Sources

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 8, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the establishment of the Espíndola and Catamayo Municipal Conservation Areas in the province of Loja, Ecuador. These areas protect native forests and endemic species that add…

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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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