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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Introducing San Jorge del Río Marañón Private Conservation Area – Safeguarding Ancestral Territories in Peru

By Andrea Díaz | August 20, 2020

The Private Conservation Area (2,621 acres), declared on August 20, 2020, aims to protect primary forests and tropical humid forests in ancestral territories. San Jorge del Río Marañón safeguards the biological diversity of the ecosystem and the streams that run through it, such as the Sapira stream that drains its black waters to the Marañon river.

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Yurúa Conservation Concession (112,850 acres) Contributes to Key Mosaic in Peruvian Amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 14, 2019

Protecting the ancestral territories of indigenous peoples living in the Amazon basin is a key component of Andes Amazon Fund’s conservation strategy.

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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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Partnership Pledges $1 Million for the Expansion of Chiribiquete National Park in Colombia

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 3, 2018

The Andes Amazon Fund and the Bobolink Foundation congratulate the Colombian government for expanding Chiribiquete National Park. To support this endeavor, the organizations will contribute $1 million…

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Colombia Expands Chiribiquete to Become One of the Largest National Parks in South America

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 2, 2018

The Andes Amazon Fund congratulates the Government of Colombia for expanding Chiribiquete National Park by 3.7 million acres. Now one of the largest national parks in South America…

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Joint Partnership Among Funders to Expand and Strengthen Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands in the Amazon Headwaters

By Andes Amazon Fund | September 12, 2017

Wyss Foundation, Moore Foundation and Andes Amazon Fund invest in conservation in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.In a joint statement today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation…

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El Chaco Municipal Reserve: Safeguarding the Napo Watershed in Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 15, 2017

With the help of Andes Amazon Fund grantee, Nature and Culture International (NCI), another critical conservation area has been formally protected in the Amazon headwaters of northern Ecuador.

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Colombia Protects 1.4 Million Acres by Expanding Indigenous Reserves

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 14, 2017

On July 12, 2017, the Colombian government announced the expansion of Puerto Sábalo-Los Monos and Monochoa, two indigenous reserves, also known as resguardos indígenas.

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Creation of Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | November 9, 2015

AAF is proud to announce the creation of Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru. President Humala signed a Supreme Decree into effect on November 8th, establishing the new conservation area.

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