Peru Takes an Important Step in Marine Conservation, Declaring the Mar Tropical de Grau National Reserve

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 25, 2024

In a momentous stride towards marine conservation and biodiversity protection, Peru has established the Mar Tropical de Grau National Reserve. This decision is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between…

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Cotuhé: Peru’s Largest Conservation Concession Protects Nearly Half a Million Acres in Yaguas National Park Buffer Zone

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 2, 2024

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of Cotuhé, Peru’s largest conservation concession. Spanning 491,104 acres (198,743 ha) of Amazon rainforest in Peru’s northern Loreto region, this conservation concession provides critical…

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Dowara Kanda Tech Uyapï: Preserving Leco Indigenous Culture and Key Ecosystems in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 27, 2024

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of the Dowara Kanda Tech Uyapï municipal conservation area in Bolivia. Spanning 61,168 acres (24,754 ha), the new conservation area represents a major victory…

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Fuente de Vida: New Conservation Area Protects Freshwater Sources for Bolivia’s Largest City and Expands a Wildlife Corridor

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 20, 2024

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Fuente de Vida municipal protected area, which spans 19,065 acres (7,715 ha) in the El Torno Municipality near Santa Cruz, Bolivia. “Fuente…

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The Gran Manupare: Over 1.1 Million Acres Protected in the Bolivian Amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 16, 2024

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of The Gran Manupare municipal conservation area, which spans an incredible 1,118,495 acres (452,639 hectares) of the northwestern Bolivian Amazon. The rainforests of Pando,…

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New Conservation Area in the Colombian Chocó is a Victory for Afro-Descendant Communities and Biodiversity

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 7, 2024

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of Las Siete Sabias-Esperanza de Vida, a new protected area in Chocó, Colombia. Sieta Sabias conserves 75,116 acres (30,398 ha) of tropical rainforest along…

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Stories from the Field: A River Patrol in Pando, Bolivia, Rescues Dozens of Turtle Eggs

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 17, 2024

Their paddles created ripples in the murky river, illuminated by a series of headlamps. For a minute, there was only the rhythmic sound of wood moving through water and the…

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New Conservation Area Along Eastern Slope of the Ecuadorian Andes Protects Threatened Montane Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 10, 2024

On December 14th, 2023, the local government of Sucúa, Ecuador held a vote to establish the Sucúa Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area. In a victory for the region, the…

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Success Stories from the Field: The Colombian Amazon – Where Indigenous Land Rights and Conservation Thrive

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 19, 2023

This fall, Andes Amazon Fund Program Officer Peter Oesterling participated in the first “Intercultural Dialogue” event hosted by the Gaia Amazonas Foundation, which convened leaders from various Indigenous reserves across…

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Indigenous Reserve in Colombia Achieves Major Expansion, Advancing Territorial Rights for Four Indigenous Communities

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 23, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the expansion of the Titanho Nijaamu La Libertad Indigenous Reserve or Resguardo in the Amazonas department of Colombia. Located along the Amazon River near the intersection…

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