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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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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