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    Western Amazon Newsletter
November 27, 2021

Your 2021 Forest-Friendly Holiday Shopping Guide is Here!

This holiday season, support the conservation of the Amazon rainforest while shopping for your friends and family! These forest-friendly companies have partnered with Amazon Conservation in support of our work to protect the Amazon. Any purchase from one of these small businesses includes a contribution to our innovative conservation programs that keep the Amazon thriving, […]

    Western Amazon Newsletter
November 27, 2021

Fashion Designer Iris Van Herpen Auctions Custom Met Gala Gowns to Benefit the Amazon

This year’s Met Gala saw two incredible dresses that will help protect the world’s largest rainforest.  Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen will soon auction the Met Gala gowns she designed for singer-songwriter Grimes and actress Gabrielle Union with Sotheby’s, and all proceeds raised will benefit the Amazon via our organization and Rainforest Trust. A […]

    Stories from the Ground Western Amazon Newsletter
November 18, 2021

Technological Exchange Day at Los Amigos Unites Rangers and Satellite Specialists to Improve Protection of the Amazon

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Los Amigos Conservation Concession in mid-July our Los Amigos Biological Station hosted a Technological Knowledge Exchange Workshop to enhance protection systems for the 360,000-acre Los Amigos Conservation Concession. This exceptional event, powered by mutual learning between technology experts, conservationists, and forest park rangers, focused on the […]

    Stories from the Ground Western Amazon Newsletter
November 12, 2021

Preserving Indigenous Amazonian Cultural Heritage Through Art

During the first week of November, the best of Peru’s indigenous Amazonian crafts were showcased at the most important art exposition in the country. The National Native Art Fair is an important commercial platform for indigenous artisans from the Peruvian Amazon, and this event brought together 25 Peruvian artists and the best works from the […]

    Put Science and Technology to Work Western Amazon Newsletter
October 31, 2021

Radar Monitoring, the Newest Ally in the Fight Against Illegal Gold Mining

 With the ability to see through the dense layers of clouds that are a hallmark of the rainforest, track illegal gold mining, and send deforestation alerts throughout the year, RAMI is the most recent ally in the fight against illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon. A newly developed geospatial technology tool, RAMI (Radar Mining […]

    Empower People Western Amazon Newsletter
October 31, 2021

Heartbeats of the Amazon: A Story of Local Communities and Climate Change

“The people of the Liga Verde community are very concerned at the delay of the seasonal rains, so I want to take advantage of this community meeting to suggest something. I think we should burn a bit of the forest, and convert it for cattle ranching. We cannot be tied down to Brazil nut harvesting.” […]

    Put Science and Technology to Work Western Amazon Newsletter
October 31, 2021

AmazonTEC 2021: Technology-Oriented Megaevent Series Unites Amazonian Leaders

This past week wrapped up a five-part series part of the mega-event AmazonTEC: Technology, Innovation and Empowerment for an Amazon in Crisis, led by our sister organization in Peru, Conservación Amazónica – ACCA who organized four sessions with the support of the United States Embassy in Peru, Norad, NICFI, and in co-creation with USAID Prevent […]

    Put Science and Technology to Work Western Amazon Newsletter
October 29, 2021

AmazonTEC 2021: Climate, Technology and the Future of the Amazon Recap

This past Wednesday saw the fourth installment of the AmazonTEC virtual conference, Technology, Climate and the Future of the Amazon, where participants discovered how climate and carbon affect the greatest rainforest on the planet. Ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP26), our panel of environmental experts focused on three relevant areas: climate and carbon, their […]

    Opinion Pieces
September 28, 2021

A Journey From Hell to Heaven: A Firsthand Account of Indigenous Communities Living at the Forefront of the Climate Crisis

Editor’s note: This piece is a translated op-ed written by Maria Elena Gutierrez, the Executive Director of our sister organization on the ground in Peru, Conservación Amazónica-ACCA. The original text in Spanish was published on La Mula and can be found here. A few days ago I visited the Indigenous community of Infierno in Madre […]

    Western Amazon Newsletter
September 24, 2021

Key Takeaways from Building a Forest-Based Economy in the Amazon Virtual Panel

  “The tipping point is here, it is now. A modern vision of the Amazon must include truly innovative elements to create profitable bioeconomies that would immediately eliminate illogical and short-sighted economies.” -Thomas Lovejoy and Carlos Nobre, renowned climate scientists   On September 22, we hosted the webinar panel “Building a Forest-Based Economy in the […]

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