This year, Earth Day is celebrating all the incredible resources that this beautiful planet provides us. We are taking Earth Day a few steps further and honoring the greatest wild forest on the planet for the entire month of April!
As we celebrate the Amazon, we are especially grateful for Wild Keepers like you who have already committed to Investing in the Amazon and all of the ecosystem services it provides to everyone from local communities in the Amazon to people all across the globe.
Through your monthly or quarterly donations as a Wild Keeper, you are providing Amazon Conservation with the sustainable support we need to ensure the longevity of our programs on the ground across the rainforest. You join like-minded conservationists in building a community of support that makes our work possible and therefore has a real, lasting impact in the Amazon.
Hello friends of the Amazon,
We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during this unprecedented health crisis.
As always, we are focused on the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, their families, and the communities where we live and work. Given the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking key precautions to keep our teams safe while we move forward with much-needed efforts to protect the Amazon Rainforest:
- Our US-based team is following the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing and working from home until further notice. We’re still open for business and available to answer calls and emails during regular business hours, but our responses may take longer than usual.
- Our on-the-ground teams in Peru and Bolivia are dutifully following each country’s health and safety restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus their as well. They continue to push our conservation efforts forward while complying with the restrictions that are in place.
- As a preventative measure, we have also closed our research stations and eco-lodges in Peru for the time being, until it is safe to resume science and tourism operations.
- If you had a trip planned with Amazon Journeys to one of our lodges and have specific questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This situation is fluid and will continue to impact our daily lives and the Amazon in the coming weeks and months. We continue to monitor the situation closely and we will keep you informed as we respond to the impacts of the pandemic.
Above all, stay safe and healthy and our thoughts are with all of you.
John Beavers and the Amazon Conservation team