Indigenous Community Secures New Conservation Area in the Buffer Zone of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 6, 2021

On September 27, 2021, Peru’s Ministry of Environment formally recognized a new private conservation area on the communal lands of the Once de Agosto Indigenous community in Loreto, Peru. This community of Kukama – Kukamiria people decided to protect 2,718 acres of their biodiverse forests in perpetuity in order to conserve important water resources and medicinal plant species for current and future generations.…

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Peru’s Newest Conservation Area Protects Rare and Endemic Species

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 24, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund is excited to announce the creation of the Codo del Pozuzo Regional Conservation Area on July 22 in Huánuco, Peru. The area protects 25,831 acres (10,453 hectares) of cloud forests and humid montane forests spanning an altitudinal range of 4,500 – 8,000 feet above sea level and conserving a rich array of flora and…

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New Regional Conservation Area in Ucayali, Peru Contributes to a Binational Cultural and Wildlife Corridor

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 24, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Communal Alto Tamaya – Abujao (CATA) Regional Conservation Area in Ucayali, Peru. Established on July 22, the new area protects 370,685 acres (150,011 ha) of tropical rainforest and bamboo forests, including a range of isolated mountains to the south of Sierra del Divisor National Park. The Communal…

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New Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve in Peru Protects Indigenous People Living in Voluntary Isolation

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 22, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the declaration of the Kakataibo Indigenous Reserve by the Peruvian government on July 21. The new reserve, which was created to provide strict protection for the forests that are home to the Kakataibo Indigenous people living in voluntary isolation and initial contact, is divided into northern and southern zones that together…

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It Takes a Village: Maintaining a Healthy Ecosystem and Bringing Back Peru’s National Tree.

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 7, 2021

In October of 2019, the department of Cajamarca in Peru established its first regional conservation area: Bosques el Chaupe, Cunilla and Chinchiquilla. Since then, through Andes Amazon Fund’s support, Nature and Culture International (NCI), along with local leaders and park rangers have devoted their time and expertise to the management and protection of the area’s…

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Critical Water Resources and New Frog Species Protected in Newly Established El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area – Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 23, 2021

The El Guabo Municipal Conservation Area, established on June 15, protects 31,812 acres of cloud and montane forests, paramo grasslands, and wetlands in the province of El Oro. El Guabo is home to three recently described species of terrestrial frogs discovered in 2016 thanks to an investigation by the National Institute of Biodiversity – Ecuador. Other species…

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Two New Protected Areas in Bolivia Protect Important Montane Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 9, 2021

Two new municipal conservation areas were recently established in the department of La Paz that safeguard humid montane forests and vital water resources. Río Chuñuuma, declared by the municipality of Coroico on March 26, and Rincón del Tigre y Cajones, declared by the municipality of Caranavi on April 22, span a combined 50,444 acres of…

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2021 with 100 areas protected

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 7, 2021

Last month, we reached a milestone in our efforts to conserve the biodiversity and cultural integrity of the Andes and Amazon – 100 areas protected! And now, in celebration of World Environment Day, we reflect on this accomplishment, and the challenges ahead. As studies have shown, securing legal status either as a protected area or…

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Peru’s new Bosques Secos del Marañón Regional Conservation Area Protects Unique Dry Forests Along South America’s “Grand Canyon”

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 13, 2021

Established on May 12, the Bosques Secos del Marañón Regional Conservation Area will protect the rare Marañón dry forest ecoregion, an area underrepresented in the Peruvian National Protected Area System.  Situated along the Marañón River in the Cajamarca Region, this new area protects 53,856 acres containing one of the highest rates of endemism of plant…

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New Regional Conservation Area Protects the Largest Extension of Páramo in Cajamarca and over 250 Species of Birds

By Andes Amazon Fund | May 6, 2021

The Páramos y Bosques Montanos de Jaén y Tabaconas Regional Conservation Area, established on May 5 in the department of Cajamarca, Peru protects 77,930 acres of páramo, a unique, high altitude Andean ecosystem important for the provision of water. It is located in the Chamaya and Chinchipe River basins, with an altitude ranging from 4,900…

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