Amazon Conservation’s Message on COVID-19

March 15, 2020

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 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