Mystery of the Jungle: Solved! A New Conservation Concession in Peru Seeks to Capture Carbon by Protecting a Vital Palm Ecosystem.

By Andrea Díaz | September 28, 2020

The new Conservation Concession, Misterio de la Selva, whose name means “Mystery of the Jungle,” created on September 28, 2020, will protect 11,827 acres of forest along the banks of the Ucayali River in the state of Loreto in Peru. The area is considered a fragile ecosystem and is largely made up of swamps that…

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Announcing Montane Ecosystems – Río Negro Municipal Conservation Area – Protecting Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andrea Díaz | August 28, 2020

AAF is happy to announce the creation of Montane Ecosystems- Río Negro  on August 28, 2020. Located west of the capital of the municipality of Coroico, the protected area has been identified as a water source for the municipal capital and neighboring communities. Montane Ecosystems will conserve areas of cloud forest with an altitudinal range between…

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Introducing San Jorge del Río Marañón Private Conservation Area – Safeguarding Ancestral Territories in Peru

By Andrea Díaz | August 20, 2020

The Private Conservation Area (2,621 acres), declared on August 20, 2020, aims to protect primary forests and tropical humid forests in ancestral territories. San Jorge del Río Marañón safeguards the biological diversity of the ecosystem and the streams that run through it, such as the Sapira stream that drains its black waters to the Marañon river.

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Expansion of Paltas Municipal Conservation Area Conserves an Additional 32,392 Acres

By Andrea Díaz | August 17, 2020

The expansion of Paltas Municipal Conservation Area in Ecuador now brings its total size to 41,020 acres. The new area is divided into six “blocks” within the municipality and conserves some of the last remnants of dry forest in Ecuador.

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Introducing Peru’s “Gran Mirador de Juningue” Conservation Concession: Safeguarding a Vital Water Source

By Andrea Díaz | June 17, 2020

The creation of the new Conservation Concession known as El Gran Mirador de Juningue will help protect a spectacular ecosystem and safeguard the main source of water for the city of Moyobama, Peru. Located just 40 minutes from the capital of the San Martín region, El Gran Mirador spans 1,570 acres (635.46 hectares) of tropical…

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World Environment Day 2020

By Andrea Díaz | June 5, 2020

Every year on June 5th, the world gathers to celebrate World Environment Day. This worldwide event calls for governments, businesses, and citizens to engage in efforts to save our planet and reduce the human impact on our ecosystems.  World Environment Day is not just a day for observance, but a day to actively learn and…

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Over 20 Million Acres Protected with AAF Support in Five Years

By Haley Wiebel | January 21, 2020

Since 2015, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) has been supporting the creation of protected areas and indigenous territories in some of the most biodiverse places on our planet. This past year marked a significant milestone for our organization that reflects our commitment to investing in the future of the Andean Amazon. In only five years, we…

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Carpish, the First Regional Conservation Area in Huánuco (Peru), Conserves 124,934 Acres

By Haley Wiebel | January 17, 2020

Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) began the year celebrating the creation of Carpish, the first Regional Conservation Area to be established in Huánuco, Peru. Protecting 124,934 acres (50,559 ha) of cloud forest and high-elevation grasslands in the central Andes, Carpish contains a high level of endemism, or flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. This…

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Irenda Municipal Conservation Area conserves 353,292 acres, protecting a main water supply

By Andrea Díaz | January 7, 2020

The conservation of 353,292 acres (142,972.2 hectares) of cloud forest within the Aguaragüe mountain range in the Andean foothills of southern Bolivia proves to be a landmark project for the conservation of a main water supply for at least 60 indigenous communities and for the surrounding residents of Charagua, the municipal capital.  A core belief…

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Ausangate Regional Conservation Area: Protecting the World’s Largest Tropical Glacier

By Haley Wiebel | December 11, 2019

The new Regional Conservation Area of Ausangate will protect 164,360 acres (66,514 hectares) of Andean ecosystems in Cusco, including Quelccaya— the world’s largest tropical glacier. Nestled within Peru’s Ausangate mountain range and greater Vilcanota range, this area has faced an increasing amount of pressure in recent years due to rising global temperatures and nearby mining…

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