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February 26, 2024

Using Conservation Technologies to Understand the Lives of Andean bears

On February 21st, we celebrated World Bear Protection Day by gathering the latest updates on Andean Bears as a continued joint effort with our Peruvian sister organization Conservacion Amazonica – ACCA to protect this emblematic species. Throughout the Kosñipata Valley, in the buffer zone of the Manu National Park near Cuzco, Peru, a team of […]

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February 21, 2024

New from MAAP: Rapid Expansion of Illegal Mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon

In a series of previous reports such as  MAAP #151 and  MAAP #182, we warned about the emergence of alluvial mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon, specifically in the area around the Punino River. In our latest report, MAAP #206, we highlight the rapid growth of gold mining activity in the Punino area: 784 hectares in […]

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February 15, 2024

Promoting Coexistence for Conservation: Manu Biological Station Science Fair

To help secure the longevity of the Amazon, part of our mission is to inspire the next generation of conservationists to take part in protecting the forests. The Amazon is home to not only an incredible array of flora and fauna but to local families and community members who also depend on its resources for […]

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January 31, 2024

MAAP #204: New Road Construction in Ecuadorian Amazon Enters Waorani Indigenous Territory

MAAP #204 analyzes a new road project entering the western sector of the Waorani Indigenous Territory, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This road would cross 42 kilometers of primary forest from the Nushiño River to the community of Toñampade, bringing the potential of opening new deforestation fronts along the route. Although this road project was […]

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January 25, 2024

How Indigenous Women’s Leadership Marks a Step Forward for Conservation

Last month, our Bolivian sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA coordinated the first-ever meeting for the indigenous women’s exchange of experiences focused on entrepreneurship. Women from 4 indigenous nations (Tacana, Leco, Mosetén, and Chiquitano) in the lowlands of Bolivia shared their knowledge about the management of their territories, opportunities, and challenges they face as women […]

January 18, 2024

MAAP #202: Protecting Strategic, Free-flowing River Corridors in the Ecuadorian Amazon

MAAP #202 presents a model river conservation strategy proposed by the Ecuadorian Rivers Institute that is designed to protect strategic free-flowing river corridors with the intent to conserve freshwater resources and their surrounding riparian forests, encourage sustainable economic alternatives, and preserve free-flowing ecological connectivity at the basin scale. Their protection and management are an urgent […]

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January 16, 2024

Massive Planned Deforestation in Amazon of Suriname: MAAP #203

The environmental news platform Mongabay recently reported that, according to their review of official documents, the government of Suriname is preparing to clear large tracts of Amazon rainforest for agriculture. This news is alarming because large-scale agriculture is not historically or currently a deforestation driver in Suriname, so these new plots would likely trigger unprecedented forest loss in […]

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January 11, 2024

Donor Q&A: Inspiring Change as a New Year’s Resolution for Amazon Conservation

As we embark on a new year, we hope your restored energy and fresh beginning bring with them a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration for our planet. For those who are passionate about the environment and the conservation of the Earth’s most vital ecosystems, the Amazon stands as a beacon of both beauty and […]

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January 8, 2024

What You Made Possible in 2023

2023 was a year full of overwhelming support and enthusiasm for the Amazon, and thanks to the generosity of individuals like you, we’ve been able to scale up our work on the ground and across the Amazon basin to help keep biodiversity, local and indigenous communities, and vital ecosystems protected. From strengthening local forest-based economies to directly addressing […]

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December 26, 2023

Protecting Jaguar Habitats Supports Climate Resilience Across the Rainforest

On the ground in Bolivia, we are working with communities and park guards to improve local perceptions and promote coexistence between humans and jaguars to engage local people in the protection of jaguar habitat and the larger forest ecosystem. Our education efforts work to mitigate conflicts between humans and jaguars and work with park guards […]

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