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
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 […]
Last year (2020), we demonstrated the power of our real-time Amazon fire monitoring app (see MAAP #118 and MAAP #129). In a novel approach, the app uniquely combines data from the atmosphere (aerosol emissions in smoke) and the ground (heat anomaly alerts) to quickly and precisely detect major Amazon fires.* Using the app, we just detected the first two major fires in the Brazilian […]
On March 24, 2021 the Chuyapi Urusayhua Conservation Area in the Peruvian Amazon was officially established, finalizing a long term effort that we have supported since 2008. This vast conservation area protects 197,000 acres (80,000 hectares) of forests — 93% Amazonian and 7% Andean — that are home to 936 registered species of plants and […]