Colombia Establishes its 61st National Park, Linking Savannah to Rainforest

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 2, 2023

On December 2, 2023, Colombia reinforced its commitment to conserving its spectacular biodiversity by establishing the Serranía de Manacacías National Park. Spanning 168,107 acres (68,031 ha) of rolling green hills,…

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New Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Ecuador Protects Water Sources for over 180,000 People

By Andes Amazon Fund | November 21, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of the Yanuncay-Zhucay Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Azuay, Ecuador. Established on November 9th, 2023, the Yanuncay-Zhucay Municipal Conservation Area protects 66,633…

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Indigenous Reserve in Colombia Achieves Major Expansion, Advancing Territorial Rights for Four Indigenous Communities

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 23, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the expansion of the Titanho Nijaamu La Libertad Indigenous Reserve or Resguardo in the Amazonas department of Colombia. Located along the Amazon River near the intersection…

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Conservation Area in Ecuador Achieves National Protected Status as a ‘Wildlife Refuge’

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 20, 2023

On September 22, 2023, Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition (MAATE using the Spanish acronym) officially designated the Machángara-Tomebamba conservation area a ‘Wildlife Refuge’, upgrading it to national…

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New “Camino del Jaguar” Conservation Area Represents Hope for Ecuador’s Last Chocó Rainforests and its Protectors

By Andes Amazon Fund | October 6, 2023

On September 20th, 2023, a large crowd gathered to celebrate in the northern Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas. Surrounded by the joyful energy of marimba music, traditional dances, and colorful clothing,…

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Community in Bolivia Turns Tragedy into Conservation Opportunity

By Andes Amazon Fund | September 18, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of the ‘Laderas Norte Reserva Natural del Quebracho y el Cóndor en la Cordillera de Laderas,’ in Tarija, Bolivia. On August 24, 2023, the…

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New Protections Declared for Nearly 200,000 Acres in Ecuador, Safeguarding Iconic Species and Water Sources

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 21, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the establishment of Ecuador’s newest Municipal Protected Area System in the volcano-rich northern province of Pichincha. The protected lands encompass 183,552 acres (74,281 ha) ranging from…

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New System of Protected Areas in Ecuador’s Pichincha Province Safeguards 13 Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 16, 2023

On July 26th, 2023, the northern Ecuadorian province of Pichincha established a new system of protected areas totaling 298,310 acres (120,722 ha). Split into four blocks throughout diverse, volcano-rich landscapes,…

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Andes Amazon Fund Strengthens Institutional Alliances in Lima, Peru

By Nicole Friedman | June 23, 2023

The Andes Amazon Fund team was in Lima two weeks ago represented by Peru Coordinator, Margarita Medina, and Program Officer, Peter Oesterling, for a series of meetings with Peruvian institutions…

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Cuchilla del San Juan Expansion Protects Endemic Species and Benefits Thousands of Local People in Colombia

By Nicole Friedman | June 21, 2023

Today, Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the official expansion of the Cuchilla del San Juan regional protected area by 45,994 acres (18,613 ha), bringing the total size to 73,272 acres (29,652…

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