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
Following the intense Amazon fire season of 2019 that made international headlines, here we report another major fire year in 2020. Using our novel real-time Amazon Fires Monitoring app,* we documented over 2,500 major fires across the Amazon in 2020 (see Base Map). Of these, 88% (2,192 major fires) were in the Brazilian Amazon. The other 8% (205 fires) and 4% (88 fires) were in […]
For the past year, we had been working on legal and technical requirements needed to create the 78,000-acre Porvenir Protected Area in the Pando region of Bolivia, and on creating the necessary framework to support its long-term management and protection. This work paid off; even with the challenges of the pandemic, the municipal government has […]
Great news for conservation: Señor de la Cumbre, a 7,800-acre area in Inambari, Madre de Dios, Peru has been officially established as a conservation area! Our sister organization, Conservación Amazónica – ACCA, provided the local community and government with legal and technical conservation support throughout the 8-year long process. Even though it was a long process, […]