Andes Amazon Fund provides financial support to Amazon Conservation for strengthening conservation strategies and creating an integrative landscape approach to protected areas in the Southwest Amazon of Peru and Bolivia. Key protected areas are more sustainable and better structured to achieve their conservation goals due to enhanced detection and response to deforestation events, strengthened governance, and improved livelihoods, both within and around these conservation areas.
Fondation Ensemble provides support to our initiative in the Peruvian Amazon to build capacity for near real-time deforestation monitoring and improving forestry governance in the Peruvian Amazon. This project aims to offer a near real time monitoring system, fully operational at regional level and to allow for the effective detection of and rapid response to deforestation and illegal activities. Click here to learn about our current project, and click here to learn about previous projects.
Erol Fondation’s Climate Solutions and Wildlife Protection programs provides support to Amazon Conservation’s Deforestation Alert System. Throughout Peru, Amazon Conservation is working to detect and prevent incidents of illegal deforestation through a combination of satellite observation and partnership with indigenous communities, all in collaboration with the Peruvian government. Click here to learn more about this project.
Linking real-time deforestation monitoring with policy action in the Andean Amazon
Key to addressing threats is the dissemination of precise information on where and why deforestation is occurring. ICFC’s partner Amazon Conservation leads deforestation monitoring in megadiverse tropical forests with its initiative called MAAP (Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project). MAAP develops and publishes timely, high-impact technical reports in an easily accessible and understandable format for government officials, civil society and the public, featuring the most urgent deforestation cases. Click here to learn more about this project.
The Jeff and Connie Woodman Foundation has supported countless of our conservation efforts on the ground in the Amazon of Peru and Bolivia for many years, helping us safeguard the most biodiverse places on Earth, partner with and support local people in protecting their forests, and apply the latest in science and technology to innovate how conservation is done.
With The Sheldon and Audrey Katz Foundation’s support, Amazon Conservation empowers local community members in the Bolivian Amazon to use drones and smartphone apps to report illegal activities in Peru, and develop and distribute equipment for safe açaí harvesting.
The New England Biolabs Foundation supports our community-based restoration of Peruvian highland wetlands, focusing on conserving biological diversity (terrestrial and marine); maintaining ecosystem services (e.g., water, soil, and carbon sequestration); and supporting food sovereignty and economic vitality of local communities in the Andes-Amazon Basin of Ecuador and Peru.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has provided support to understand, sustain and enhance fisheries-based ecosystems services in the Madre de Dios headwaters. With this project, they have supported us in expanding the water monitoring network in the Alto Madre de Dios Basin where we have created baseline water quality research, analyzed river flow, and gathered biological resources data for these protected areas.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports Amazon Conservation’s work on the ground to strengthen conservation strategies and create an integrative landscape approach to protected areas in the Southwest Amazon of Peru and Bolivia. Thus, key protected areas are more sustainable and better structured to achieve their conservation goals due to enhanced detection and response to deforestation events, strengthened governance, and improved livelihoods, both within and around these conservation areas.
With Norad support, we work with local governments and civil society operate active, effective and transparent near real-time deforestation monitoring systems, as well as train local stakeholders on using technical tools needed in this process. Our projects supported by Norad help counteract increasing deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon by boosting near real-time monitoring capabilities of government, civil society, and local landholders. Click here to learn more about projects with Norad.
The UNDP’s Amazon Indigenous REDD+ initiative works with indigenous communities in the Amazon basin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project links the community’s worldviews and life plans with the value of the forests, not only because they are an important carbon reserve, but also for their intrinsic value to the communities. Click here to learn more about this project.
With USAID Peru’s support, we work with the Government of Peru and civil
society to address the complex challenge of improve the enabling of conditions to prevent and combat environmental crimes, working with Peruvian environmental officials and government institutions to build capacities and institute necessary reforms to reduce them. Click here to read more about USAID’s Prevent Project.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with Amazon Conservation to support our conservation effort to combine traditional knowledge with landscape management and climate to create a comprehensive approach to manage and conserve highland wetlands (bofedales) in the Peruvian tropical Andes. Click here to read more about this project.
World Bank’s Community Connections program is the corporate social responsibility program of the World Bank Group composed of a workplace giving program, which collects staff and retiree donations that are matched by the World Bank Group. In keeping with the needs of nonprofits and philanthropy best practices, those gifts support general operations of Amazon Conservation. Click here to read more about this program.
The Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) generates scientific knowledge and integrates this knowledge to craft environmental management initiatives to promote sustainable development and, where needed, restoration and reforestation. Powering science and society for environmental solutions.
CINCIA focuses on developing solutions on how to reforest and restore degraded areas in one of the most biodiverse places on earth: the Peruvian Amazon. Our scientists work to build trust with government leaders, conservation specialists, miners and farmers to use the land more efficiently and with less environmental damage. The work we do will serve as a model for large-scale reforestation and restoration, improved biodiversity conservation, and more sustainable small-scale mining and farming techniques throughout the Amazon.
Conservation International works to building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration and empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity by combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy and finance.
EcoCiencia Foundation is a private, non-profit, Ecuadorian scientific organization whose mission is to conserve biological diversity through scientific research, the recovery of traditional knowledge and environmental education, promoting harmonious ways of life between human beings and nature.
FCDS Colombia is dedicated to promoting peace through environmental protection and sustainable development, especially in the Colombian Amazon with emphasis on the Chiribiquete National Park in Guaviare, and the basin of Putumayo river. Indigenous communities face the challenge of conflict due to illegal activities taking place in their forests. FCDS works with local actors promoting dialogue, reconciliation, and participation in sustainable development.
FENAMAD stands for the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries and is the regional organization that represents 37 communities in the department of Madre de Dios (2 of them located in Cusco) that are grouped into seven Indigenous Peoples. FENAMAD seeks to defend the rights of the Amazon, guarantee respect for life and preserve its territory.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world.
Founded in Mato Grosso on April 14, 1991, the ICV is a non-profit Civil Society Organization (OSCIP) whose actions reach international, national and state levels in the areas of transparency, environmental governance and public policies, as well as the municipal level through practical experiences.
ICV seeks to disseminate these innovations in order to expand and influence other actors beyond the territories in which they operate. They do this based on studies and analyzes, as well as on field experiences, always looking for the effective participation of the actors in this process.
The In Situ Lab Initiative (ISL) hopes to catalyze the monitoring human-wildlife interactions movement by empowering local scientists and community leaders with modern wildlife population monitoring and pathogen surveillance tools. ISL represents a movement towards a decentralized and community-run One Health laboratory network. In literal terms, we are making a blueprint for performing routine wildlife community health assessments and pathogen screening in-country and near sites of sample collection. The ISL initiative formally launched in October 2020, with the first hub of the decentralized network to be established at Amazon Conservation’s Los Amigos Biological Station in the Peruvian Amazon.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organizations and the input of more than 18,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
WWF-Bolivia partners with our sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA to coordinate conservation projects and support local communities. Click here to read about a recent initiative to deliver food to communities during COVID-19.
IVE is bringing to market a tradeable investment class based on natural assets (e.g., biodiversity, forests, coral reefs, groundwater, and soil) so that the full value of nature can be included in our economic system.
IVE believes that investment in nature can create financial value, environmental and social impact, and power a transition to a truly sustainable economy. With their support, at our Los Amigos Biological Station, we are conducting review of existing policies and legislation to map out pathway for the granting of natural capital rights on private concession and assess other policy and legal constraints/opportunities.
Planet Labs, Inc. is an an Earth satellite imaging company whose mission is to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable. Click here to read an article published by Planet about our Monitoring of the Andean Amazon (MAAP) Project.
To step up our fight against deforestation, we partnered with SAS, the world’s leading data analytics software developers. Through SAS’ global social innovation project, the company has been using crowd-driven artificial intelligence to help track, and ultimately stop, deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest since last year. So far over 845,000 square kilometers (around 280 million acres) of the rainforest have been analyzed by the general public to date, providing essential data for machine learning. Click here to learn more about this initiative.