All online donations given today, December 1, 2015, will support protection of the Haramba Queros Wachiperi Ecological Reserve, the world's first conservation concession (a type of Peruvian protected area) managed by an indigenous group.
For the Queros community, this reserve is their homeland, a sacred cultural site, and a critical draw for eco-tourism. The Queros community earns sutainable income from ecotourism to their community, and visiting the concession to view wildlife is an important draw. But the threat of illegal invaders is ever-present, and reserve guards need better tools and training to more effectively patrol the area's 17,000+ acres.
Your online donation today will allow Queros community members who manage this reserve to better patrol and conserve this land, hold training workshops for the reserve's guards, monitor wildlife, and more.
By donating on #GivingTuesday you've doubled your impact for Haramba Queros Wachiperi Ecological Reserve--all online donations up to $5,000 will be matched today only.
ACA protects the biological diversity of the wilderness areas of the Amazon headwaters. Our strategy is to increase conservation capacity through science, training and sustainable resource management by partnering with local communities and organizations.
In 2015 ACA received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America, for the 2013 fiscal year.
ACA has received GuideStar's highest rating for its transparency in providing the most complete, up-to-date data available.
Great Nonprofits, the only "people's choice" award in the nonprofit sector, recognized ACA on its prestigious Top-Rated Nonprofits list in 2015.
1. Mail us a check! Please make it out to "Amazon Conservation Association" and send it to our office at 1012 14th Street NW, Suite 625, Washington, DC 20005 with "donation" in the memo. You will receive a tax receipt by mail within 30 days.
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--Bruce Babbitt, ACA Board of Directors
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Your tax-deductible contribution will help us expand our conservation initiatives in the southwestern Amazon, where leading research shows some of the highest concentrations of biological diversity in the world exist.
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Ask your employer for a Matching Gift Form (if available), fill out your portion, and mail it in the envelope with your donation.
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ACA is a non-profit, tax exempt public charity as described in section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. A copy of our IRS Letter is available on demand. Our financial information is publicly available on this website.
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ACA also accepts stock donations through our Charles Schwab account:
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Rev. Nov. 2015
Leaf frog at Los Amigos Biological Station. Photo: Trond Larsen
Orchids at the Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Station. Photo: Megan MacDowell
Girl with carved Agouti paca. Photo: Joaquin Leguia
Three-toed sloth at Los Amigos Conservation Concession. Photo: Susan Cousineau
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