The Amazon is essential for the health of our planet and for our survival as a species. As guardians of the most iconic forest on the planet, we bring together the power of science and technology, traditional knowledge of local peoples, and the support of everyday people like you to create innovative conservation solutions that balance the needs of people and nature.
Despite its globally-acknowledged importance, unchecked deforestation is taking the Amazon closer to its “tipping point” where it will no longer be able to generate its own rainfall and support its ecosystems.
By combining our boots-on-the-ground approach with the latest in science and technology, as well as working to empower local peoples, governments, and indigenous communities, we are making a difference to save the Amazon.
We safeguard the most biodiverse place on Earth, home to irreplaceable habitats and wildlife.Learn More
We partner with and support local people in protecting their forests while improving their quality of life.Learn More
Apolo is the second largest municipality in the Bolivian department of La Paz and overlaps with nationally important protected areas, including the Madidi National Park (7,320 sq mi, 18,960 sq km) and Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve. Our sister organization on the ground in Bolivia has worked with this community since 2015 to protect critical water […]
This month marks the successful planting of 77,000 native species in Challabamba, Peru to restore montane forest ecosystems degraded by forest fires or ranching, and to ensure the protection of essential ecosystem resources for local communities. Some of the native species planted are categorized as threatened on the IUCN Red List, such as Polylepis pauta […]
Nine new beetle species and two new genera were recently discovered at our biological stations in the Peruvian Amazon by British researcher Dr. Michael Darby, noted in his recent publication “New genera and species of Ptiliini (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae) with a tribal revision and key to genera.” Two of those species he named in honor of […]