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April 8, 2024

Combating Nature Crimes: Safeguarding Nature and Biodiversity

April is not just a time for spring blossoms and warmer weather—it’s also Earth Month, a time to reflect on our planet’s incredible biodiversity and the urgent need to protect it. The Amazon’s rich biodiversity and all that depend on it – including local families, wildlife, and the world’s ability to regulate climate change – […]

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April 3, 2024

New MAAP Report Shows Before and After Photos of Mining Raid in Venezuela

Last year,  in collaboration with the organization SOS Orinoco, we published an urgent report about illegal mining on top of a sacred tepui in the heart of Yapacana National Park in the Venezuelan Amazon (MAAP #169). These Tepuis are stunning table-top mountains found in northern South America and are considered sacred by indigenous groups of the region. MAAP #169 documented 425 illegal […]

April 1, 2024

Honor Nature and Support Biodiversity Protection this Earth Month

Thank you honoring nature with us this Earth Month! Throughout April, we are stepping outside and taking the time to appreciate all the beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds us. In line with appreciating our environment this Earth Month, we are asking our supporters to help us protect the incredible biodiversity of one of the […]

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March 28, 2024

Giving Amazonian Animals a Voice Through Children’s Comics

“What’s your favorite animal?” This is the question that team members from our Bolivian sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA asked children from local communities in the Amazon to understand how they are connected to their environment. To their surprise, most of the answers they received were elephants, giraffes, and lions, as opposed to locally […]

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March 27, 2024

Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA Teaches Young Students the Importance of Protecting Water Resources

Our Bolivian sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA recently organized an environmental education training workshop with the Cobija Municipal Environmental Brigade and the Cobija Water and Sanitation Company (EPSAS) to educate young 4th and 5th-grade students about the importance of caring for their water systems that stem from Arroyo Bahía: the main water source for […]

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March 25, 2024

Conservación Amazónica – ACCA Receives Approval for Phase One of New Conservation Area in Puno

On March 15th, the first stage of the creation process for the Selva Verde – Santo Domingo de Puno Regional Conservation Area was approved by the Peruvian National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP). This marks the completion of one of four stages defined by SERNANP to create a conservation area, which […]

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March 18, 2024

Helping a Local Community Consolidate Cacao Production for the International Market

Our Peruvian sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACCA has been helping the Agroforestry Association of the Infierno Native Community in Madre de Dios, Peru, strategize ways to advance their cacao production to enter the international market. On February 16th, the association held an exchange of experiences at the facilities of the Agrobosque Cooperative to develop […]

February 26, 2024

Using Conservation Technologies to Understand the Lives of Andean bears

On February 21st, we celebrated World Bear Protection Day by gathering the latest updates on Andean Bears as a continued joint effort with our Peruvian sister organization Conservacion Amazonica – ACCA to protect this emblematic species. Throughout the Kosñipata Valley, in the buffer zone of the Manu National Park near Cuzco, Peru, a team of […]

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February 21, 2024

New from MAAP: Rapid Expansion of Illegal Mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon

In a series of previous reports such as  MAAP #151 and  MAAP #182, we warned about the emergence of alluvial mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon, specifically in the area around the Punino River. In our latest report, MAAP #206, we highlight the rapid growth of gold mining activity in the Punino area: 784 hectares in […]

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February 15, 2024

Promoting Coexistence for Conservation: Manu Biological Station Science Fair

To help secure the longevity of the Amazon, part of our mission is to inspire the next generation of conservationists to take part in protecting the forests. The Amazon is home to not only an incredible array of flora and fauna but to local families and community members who also depend on its resources for […]

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