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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Agua, indicador de vida: 23 años de cambios en los países amazónicos

By Nicole Friedman | September 14, 2023

En el proceso de expansión de MapBiomas Agua para América del Sur, los países miembros de la RAISG presentan los principales hallazgos sobre la dinámica del agua superficial en los países…

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Strengthening the Role of Indigenous Youth in Forest Protection: Perspectives from Latin America

By Nicole Friedman | August 22, 2023

The use of geospatial data and technology can support Indigenous youth and strengthen their role as agents of change in their communities to protect their environment, biodiversity and preserve their…

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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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Land & Carbon Lab’s 2023 Summit Monitoring Land, Mobilizing Action

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 13, 2023

Land & Carbon Lab’s Summit will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and innovators seeking to harness the power of geospatial data to achieve this decade’s climate, nature and sustainable development goals.…

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

By Nicole Friedman | 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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Indigenous Land Rights and the Biodiversity COP15: Six Months On

By Nicole Friedman | May 1, 2023

Thursday, 25 May 2023 2:00-3:00 PM CET Register now After two weeks of tense talks, the recent UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 ended with a landmark agreement to guide global action on nature…

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