New Reserve in Ecuador Safeguards over 3 million acres of Amazon Rainforest and Strengthens Indigenous Territories

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 3, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund is thrilled to announce the creation of the Tarímiat Pujutaí Nuṉka Reserve, which spans 3,057,671 acres (1,237,395 hectares) of Andean and Amazonian forests in eastern Ecuador. Located…

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Arenillas Municipal Conservation Area in Ecuador will Protect Key Dry Forest and Mangrove Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | February 1, 2023

The Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area of Arenillas, finalized on December 8th, 2022. Located on the Southern coast of Ecuador in…

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

By Andes Amazon Fund | January 30, 2023

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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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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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

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the expansion of the Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve, also known as a Resguardo, in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region along the Colombian Caribbean in 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

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Santa Elena Provincial Protected Area, located in the coastal forests of southwestern Ecuador.  The Provincial Council of Santa Elena unanimously approved the…

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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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