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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Municipal Conservation Area in El Oro, Ecuador Adds to a Mosaic of Protected Dry Forests

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 1, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Las Lajas Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area located in the province of El Oro, Ecuador. On April 14, 2023, the municipality…

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Guardianas del Patrimonio Cultural y de los Últimos Remanentes del Bosque en la Costa del Ecuador

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 18, 2023

Redacción: Ana Coral Entrevistadora: Shirley Pozo Revisión, corrección y edicion: Marcelo Guevara La paja toquilla es una planta herbácea que se cultiva en algunas comunas de la provincia de Santa…

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Three Indigenous Reserve Expansions in Colombia Protect Traditions and a Quarter Million Acres of Amazonian Biodiversity

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 29, 2023

On February 14th, 2023, Colombia’s National Land Agency formalized the expansions of the Huitorá, Coropoyá, and Jericó Consaya Indigenous Reserves in the Colombian department of Caquetá by a total of…

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Conservation Area in Teoponte, Bolivia Will Protect over 100,000 acres of Forest and Uplift Local Communities

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 21, 2023

Andes Amazon Fund applauds the creation of the Mayaya de Teoponte Park and Natural Integrated Management Area. The new municipal conservation area protects 108,400 acres (43,868 hectares) of primarily submontane…

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