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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Huamboya Municipal Conservation Area: Protecting Priority Ecosystems in Central Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 24, 2019

The new Municipal Conservation Area of Huamboya will conserve 103,082 acres (41,716 ha) of sub-tropical montane forest along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains.

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New Cascales Municipal Conservation Area Increases Protected Area Connectivity in Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 12, 2018

The Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) celebrates the creation of Cascales Municipal Conservation Area, declared on November 27, 2018 in Ecuador’s Sucumbios Province.

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Colombia Expands Three Amazonian Indigenous Reserves by 113,103 Acres

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 4, 2018

The Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the expansions of Puerto Córdoba, Comeyafú, and Camaritagua indigenous reserves in the Amazonas department of southern Colombia.

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Cujillo Private Conservation Area: Protecting One of Peru’s Most Unique Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 27, 2018

The Andes Amazon Fund is pleased to announce the creation of Cujillo Private Conservation Area, established on August 24, 2018.

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