Two New Protected Areas Add 2.8 Million Acres to a Key Biological Corridor Connecting Amazonian and Chiquitano Dry Forests in Bolivia

With the recent declarations of the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas in San Ignacio de Velasco and Concepción municipalities, a critical conservation corridor has been strengthened in eastern Bolivia. The…

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Connecting a Key Biological Corridor in Ecuador

Covering an area of 56,327 acres, Palora Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in Ecuador, created on December 16, connects the cloud forests of the eastern Andes to the Amazon…

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Climate Corridors

A scientist using telemetry equipment to monitor the movement of Andean bears ©ACCA Climate change is one of the primary threats to biodiversity, manifesting as rising temperatures, severe droughts, floods,…

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

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…

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Puerta Amazónica: New Bolivian Protected Area Safeguards Critical Yungas Forests

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Puerta Amazónica municipal conservation area in Guanay, Bolivia. The protected area encompasses 105,392 acres (42,650 ha) of tropical Yungas forests, which is…

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The Gran Manupare: Over 1.1 Million Acres Protected in the Bolivian Amazon

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of The Gran Manupare municipal conservation area, which spans an incredible 1,118,495 acres (452,639 hectares) of the northwestern Bolivian Amazon. The rainforests of Pando,…

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New Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area Protects Some of Ecuador’s most Biodiverse Ecosystems

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the establishment of the San José de Payamino Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area, created in June of 2023. The new conservation area is located in…

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

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

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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Ecuador Establishes its Largest Water Protection Area, Safeguarding Water Sources for over 22,000 People

On January 28th, 2023, over 1,000 citizens, community leaders, and politicians, including President Guillermo Lasso, gathered in Ecuador to celebrate the creation of the nation’s largest Water Protection Area to…

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