Field Sites

Why focus on the Amazon? The Amazon rainforest is home to more than a third of the species found on Earth. It is also a vital force shaping the world’s weather and climate patterns. Moreover, 20% of all fresh water on Earth flows through the basin’s rivers, and these forests are the source of countless foods, fibers, and medicines that will one day benefit humankind. Unfortunately, these forests are facing increasing threats from road development, logging, and large-scale agriculture. ACA is working with local communities and partner organizations throughout the region to protect these precious forests for local inhabitants and future generations.

Potential Conservation Corridors
Map design: Raechel Running

This map shows the ACA field sites:
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Biological Stations

Wayqecha Cloud Forest Biological Station, Peru
1,500 acres that helps to protect the 4.2 million acre Manu National Park. More »

Villa Carmen Biological Station, Peru
7,576 acres in the Manu Biosphere Reserve with 92% forest cover and a center for sustainable agriculture research. More »

Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru
1,119 acres, adjacent to the 360,000-acre Los Amigos Conservation Concession (LACC) in lowland Amazonian forest at the base of Peru’s southern Andes. More »

Learn more about ACA's network of Biological Stations in Peru.

Project Sites

Los Amigos Conservation Concession, Peru
361,000 acres; helping to protect the 4.2 million acre Manu National Park and the Government Reserve for Indigenous People in Voluntary Isolation. More »

Brazil Nut Concessions, Peru
876,000 acres; helping to protect the 675,737 acre Tambopata National Reserve and threatened forest along the soon-to-be-paved Interoceanic Highway. More »

The Manu - Tambopata Conservation Corridor
ACA's MAT initiative will protect 518,921 acres of jaguar, macaw, and peccary habitat. More »

Pampas del Heath, Bolivia
200,000 acres of the last remaining natural savannas in South America. More »

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Alto Madre de Dios photo

View of the Madre de Dios river basin

Photo of people on a boat

Enrique Ortiz, Fernando Cornejo and others traveling to CICRA on the Madre de Dios river. Photo: Raechel Running

Los Amigos from above

View of the Los Amigos Biological Station from above. Photo: ACA

Poison dart frog

Poison dart frog at Los Amigos. Photo: Rick Stanley



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