Introducing Peru’s “Gran Mirador de Juningue” Conservation Concession: Safeguarding a Vital Water Source

By Andrea Díaz | June 17, 2020

The creation of the new Conservation Concession known as El Gran Mirador de Juningue will help protect a spectacular ecosystem and safeguard the main source of water for the city of Moyobama, Peru. Located just 40 minutes from the capital of the San Martín region, El Gran Mirador spans 1,570 acres (635.46 hectares) of tropical…

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World Environment Day 2020

By Andrea Díaz | June 5, 2020

Every year on June 5th, the world gathers to celebrate World Environment Day. This worldwide event calls for governments, businesses, and citizens to engage in efforts to save our planet and reduce the human impact on our ecosystems.  World Environment Day is not just a day for observance, but a day to actively learn and…

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Over 20 Million Acres Protected with AAF Support in Five Years

By Haley Wiebel | January 21, 2020

Since 2015, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) has been supporting the creation of protected areas and indigenous territories in some of the most biodiverse places on our planet. This past year marked a significant milestone for our organization that reflects our commitment to investing in the future of the Andean Amazon. In only five years, we…

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Carpish, the First Regional Conservation Area in Huánuco (Peru), Conserves 124,934 Acres

By Haley Wiebel | 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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Ausangate Regional Conservation Area: Protecting the World’s Largest Tropical Glacier

By Haley Wiebel | December 11, 2019

The new Regional Conservation Area of Ausangate will protect 164,360 acres (66,514 hectares) of Andean ecosystems in Cusco, including Quelccaya— the world’s largest tropical glacier. Nestled within Peru’s Ausangate mountain range and greater Vilcanota range, this area has faced an increasing amount of pressure in recent years due to rising global temperatures and nearby mining…

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Serranía de Santa Rosa: 115,327 Acres of Forest and Water Resources Secured in Bolivia

By Haley Wiebel | October 2, 2019

The creation of Serranía de Santa Rosa Municipal Conservation Area comes at a timely moment in Bolivia where locally-led conservation initiatives are greatly needed. As fires continue to rage in the eastern part of the country, the southern municipality of Caraparí has demonstrated outstanding leadership by protecting 115,327 acres (46,671 hectares) of Bolivian Túcuman forest…

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Cajamarca Establishes Its First Regional Conservation Area: Bosques El Chaupe, Cunia, and Chinchiquilla

By Haley Wiebel | October 1, 2019

The creation of Bosques El Chaupe, Cunia, y Chinchiquilla marks the first Regional Conservation Area established in Cajamarca, Peru. This area will protect 54,039 acres (21,869 hectares) of montane forests and páramos within one of the most renowned biodiversity hotspots on the planet– the Tropical Andes. “The headwaters of the eastern tropical Andes are a…

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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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Ixiamas Creates Largest Municipal Conservation Area in Bolivia: Bajo Madidi

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 6, 2019

Triple the size of Grand Canyon National Park, the recently created Municipal Conservation Area of Bajo Madidi protects 3,794,291 acres…

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Launch of Patrimonio Natural del Perú (PdP)

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 28, 2019

Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) celebrates the launch of Patrimonio Natural del Perú (PdP) through an alliance with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, the National Protected Area Service…

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