The Kankuamo Indigenous Reserve Expansion in Colombia Promotes Community Resilience and Healing

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 23, 2023

The Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the official expansion of the Kankuamo Indigenous Reserve in the municipality of Valledupar in Colombia’s department of Cesar. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada de Santa…

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Piñas Joins Forces with other Municipalities to Protect Water Sources

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 11, 2023

On July 29, 2022, the municipality of Piñas in the El Oro Province of Ecuador approved a new Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area measuring 29,886 acres (12,094.50 ha). Piñas…

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Think Locally, Act Globally: New Conservation Concession in Peru Will Incubate Collaborative Management Practices

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 6, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Guardianes de Piedra Conservation Concession, located in the Amazonian region of San Martín in northern Peru. The Conservation Concession spans 6,461 acres…

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Cazaderos Reserve Receives Upgraded Status, Meaning Fewer Threats Above and Below Ground

By Nicole Friedman | December 23, 2022

On November 9th, 2022, the Cazaderos Reserve in the Loja Province of southern Ecuador achieved an upgraded conservation status and joined the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP). The 12,170-acre…

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New Municipal Protected Area in Portovelo, Ecuador will Protect Key Water Sources and Minimize Ecological Threats to the Region

By Nicole Friedman | December 5, 2022

Andes Amazon fund applauds the creation of the Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area of Portovelo. The new protected area lies at the headwaters of the Puyango River Basin in…

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Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Expanded by 23,313 Acres

By Nicole Friedman | November 11, 2022

Update: On December 22, 2023, the Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve was expanded by 2,434 acres (985 ha) bringing the total size to 25,747 acres (10,419 ha). Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the…

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Santa Elena Provincial Protected Area will Safeguard Water Sources and Wildlife in Coastal Ecuador

By Nicole Friedman | October 27, 2022

Edit: As of January 19th, 2023, the Santa Elena Provincial Protected Area now spans 100,230 acres (40,562 hectares). Edit: As of June 30th, 2023, the Santa Elena Provincial Protected Area…

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Tiwi Nunka becomes Ecuador’s first Indigenous-Led Conservation Area

By Nicole Friedman | October 6, 2022

The Andes Amazon Fund is proud to join in celebrations for the creation of Tiwi Nunka, the first nature reserve managed by an Indigenous community in Ecuador. Located at the…

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Newly Created Indigenous Reserve La Victoria in Colombia Strengthens Conservation through Indigenous Sovereignty

By Andes Amazon Fund | August 9, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of a new Indigenous Reserve, La Victoria between the Amazonas, Caquetá, and Vaupés departments of Colombia. The reserve formally protects 150,878 acres (61,058 hectares)…

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Conservation Area in Ecuador, Expanded by more than 109,000 Acres

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 13, 2022

The Loja Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area in the Ecuadorian Andes, originally declared in late 2020 with AAF support, was expanded on June 14, 2022 to include an additional…

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