Kicking off 2021 by Protecting Critical Water Resources and Threatened Species

By Andrea Díaz | January 21, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund is delighted to announce three new conservation areas created through our support in 2021. Created on January 19, the Cuenca Municipal Conservation Areas in Ecuador are comprised of Machángara, Mazán, and Curiquingue-Gallocantana Municipal Conservation Areas and together total an area of 48,277 acres in the municipality of Cuenca. You can read more…

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Connecting a Key Biological Corridor in Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 23, 2020

Covering an area of 56,327 acres, Palora Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Ecuador, created on December 16, connects the cloud forests of the eastern Andes to the Amazon plains. Palora houses a remarkable range of species in its paramo grasslands and cloud forests that includes a large bird population of tanagers and hummingbirds.…

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Protecting an Endangered Forest in the Andean Highlands of Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 22, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund is pleased to announce the creation of the Mururata Municipal Conservation Area in La Paz, Bolivia on December 12. Located in the municipality of Yanacachi, the new protected area covers 43,014 acres and is part of the Madidi Corridor within the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot. Mururata extends from snow-covered Andean mountains to…

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Half a Million Acres of Rainforest Protected in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 22, 2020

The Pando region of northern Bolivia is blanketed with the southwestern limit of Amazonian rainforest. Its diverse vegetation harbors abundant wildlife. The newly established Puerto Rico Municipal Conservation Area, declared in November 2020, conserves 513,408 acres of this incredible forest, expanding a huge ecological corridor running through Pando. The Puerto Rico area connects the Santa…

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Welcoming our First Ecotourism Concession in Peru: Nikolov Pioneros

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 21, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund is happy to announce the first Ecotourism Concession granted with our support on November 6, protecting 5,129 acres in San Martín, Peru. According to Peru’s Ministry of Environment, ecotourism concessions are aimed at developing activities related to recreation and nature tourism. These areas contribute to conservation and place an emphasis on the…

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A Bolivian ‘Cloud Forest’ Reveals a Bonanza of New Species

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 15, 2020

A Bolivian cloud forest makes its case for being a global biodiversity hotspot with the discovery of 20 new species and the re-discovery of 4 previously extinct species. As the threat of global warming looms, these species continue to climb further up the safety and humidity of the high altitudes of mountains, which we must…

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Colombia’s Newly Expanded Indigenous Reserve Benefits Forest Guardians in the Chiribiquete Buffer Zone  

By Andrea Díaz | December 1, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund congratulates the Colombian government for the recent expansion of the Andoke de Aduche Indigenous Reserve by 312,064 acres.  Located in the department of Caquetá, the expanded reserve (known as a Resguardo Indígena) includes many sites of cultural importance to the Andoke indigenous community, known as “the people of the axe,” and provides…

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What’s the Buzz All About? 60,599 Acres of Habitat Conserved for Native Bees in Ecuador

By Andrea Díaz | November 13, 2020

On November 12th, the Puyango Municipal Conservation Area in Loja, Ecuador was expanded by 60,599 acres with AAF support. The reserve now protects 71,622 acres of precious humid forest as well as rare tropical dry forest. Puyango is one of the first reserves created in Ecuador dedicated to the protection of native stingless bees, hard-working…

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Two New Conservation Concessions in Peru Increase Protected Area Connectivity

By Andrea Díaz | November 9, 2020

The region of San Martín, Peru celebrates its two newest Conservation Concessions: Cerro Blanco (2,511 acres) and Los Otorongos (13,320 acres) declared on November 6, marking the 13th and 14th Conservation Concessions created in San Martín through Andes Amazon Fund support. Both concessions allow for ecological connectivity due to their adjacent location to the Gran…

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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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