New Bosques del Futuro Conservation Concession in San Martin, Peru is First to be Administered by a Local Government

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 20, 2022

The new Bosques del Futuro (Forests of the Future) Conservation Concession in Peru protects 2,338 acres of a unique and fragile ecosystem in the San Martin region. It was declared on November 5, 2021. The area has registered unique flora and fauna that includes the balata tree (Manilkara bidentata), a unique species of staghorn fern…

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New Private Conservation Area in Peru Protects Buffer Zone of Historic Machu Picchu

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 12, 2022

With just a few days left before 2022, Peru announced the creation of the Misquiyaco Private Conservation Area in Cusco on December 29, 2021. It lies in the buffer zone of historic Machu Picchu and protects 4,443 acres of rich flora and fauna. The area has registered up to 74 bird species, 10 of which…

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Indigenous Community in Madre de Dios, Peru Achieves Recognition of “Nihii Eupa Francisco” Conservation Area in their Communal Territory

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 5, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund is proud to announce the creation of the “Nihii Eupa Francisco” Private Conservation Area by the Indigenous Community of Boca Pariamanu in Madre de Dios and the Peruvian Ministry of Environment on December 29, 2021. The area’s inhabitants are the Boca Pariamanu Native Community of the Amahuaca ethnic group and Pano linguistic…

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Illescas National Reserve: A New Migratory Bird Haven on the Coast of Peru

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 3, 2022

The day before Christmas on December 24, 2021, Peru celebrated the establishment of the Illescas National Reserve, a migratory bird haven that runs along the Pacific coastline of the region of Piura. The reserve protects 90,319 acres (37,453 ha) of tropical desert and marine coastline that are home to diverse and endemic species. The area…

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Two Protected Areas Created in Bolivia to Safeguard Critically Endangered Andean Guanaco

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 9, 2021

Last month, two municipal conservation areas were established in the department of Potosí. Known for its Andean mountains and plains, Potosí is now home to the Cordillera de los Chichas – Mochará Municipal Conservation Area in Tupiza created on November 16th (89,854 acres) and the Cordillera Crucero – La Tranca Municipal Conservation Area in Cotagaita…

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New conservation concession in Peru protects 200,000 acres adjacent to Cordillera Azul National Park

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 8, 2021

Andes Amazon Fund is happy to announce the establishment of the Pauya Cushabatay Conservation Concession in Loreto, Peru on November 26, 2021. The area protects a total of 200,722 acres (81,229 ha) of montane and lowland floodplain forests, as well as forests rich in palm species.  More importantly, Pauya Cushabatay is located in the buffer…

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New Marine Protected Area Conserves Endangered Species in Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 7, 2021

On November 26, the government of Ecuador announced the establishment of the Puerto Cabuyal-Punta San Clemente Marine Protected Area. The new area covers an area of 322,292 acres (​​130,427 ha) that extend from Punta Ballena in Jama to Punta San Clemente in the Sucre canton. The reserve will contribute to the conservation of several iconic…

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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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Conservation Area Protects Rare and Endemic Species in Peru

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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