New Reserve in Ecuador Safeguards over 3 million acres of Amazon Rainforest and Strengthens Indigenous Territories

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 3, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund is thrilled to announce the creation of the Tarímiat Pujutaí Nuṉka Reserve, which spans 3,057,671 acres (1,237,395 hectares) of Andean and Amazonian forests in eastern Ecuador. Located…

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Ecuador Establishes its Largest Water Protection Area, Safeguarding Water Sources for over 22,000 People

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 30, 2023

On January 28th, 2023, over 1,000 citizens, community leaders, and politicians, including President Guillermo Lasso, gathered in Ecuador to celebrate the creation of the nation’s largest Water Protection Area to…

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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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Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Expanded by 23,313 Acres

By Nicole Friedman | November 11, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the expansion of the Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve, also known as a Resguardo, in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region along the Colombian Caribbean in the…

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Tiwi Nunka becomes Ecuador’s first Indigenous-Led Conservation Area

By Nicole Friedman | October 6, 2022

The Andes Amazon Fund is proud to join in celebrations for the creation of Tiwi Nunka, the first nature reserve managed by an Indigenous community in Ecuador. Located at the…

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Newly Created Indigenous Reserve La Victoria in Colombia Strengthens Conservation through Indigenous Sovereignty

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 9, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of a new Indigenous Reserve, La Victoria between the Amazonas, Caquetá, and Vaupés departments of Colombia. The reserve formally protects 150,878 acres (61,058 hectares)…

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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 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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2021 Review and Impact Report

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 24, 2022

This past year, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) and our partner organizations worked tirelessly to protect wilderness areas and Indigenous lands. In spite of the challenges due to the pandemic, we…

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MAAP Report: Protected areas & Indigenous territories effective against deforestation in the western amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 29, 2021

New MAAP report findings in the Western Amazon reveal protected areas had the lowest primary forest loss rate, closely followed by Indigenous territories, meaning the establishment and effective management of protected areas & Indigenous territories…

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