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    Empower People Western Amazon Newsletter
July 29, 2020

153,000 Acres Of Brazil Nut Forests Protected by Amazon Conservation and Google

 Amazon Conservation’s sister organization Conservación Amazónica – ACCA, with support from Google.org, just finished up a two-year initiative that trained community members to use cutting-edge satellite and field technologies to combat deforestation in the southern Peruvian Amazon, now protecting over 150,000 acres of lowland forests. This initiative trained 75 Brazil nut harvesters and their families […]

    Empower People
July 27, 2020

Bringing Climate Resilience to Local Communities

For the past year our team in Bolivia and Peru have been working with EUROCLIMA+, an initiative of the European Commission focused on combating climate change in Latin America. We are working with local communities to pilot climate change resilience in their sustainable use of forest resources. Promoting sustainable forest resources is important for keeping […]

    Protect Wild Places Opinion Pieces MAAP Opinion
July 23, 2020

The Escazú Agreement: Internationalizing the Amazon?

Populism and nationalism in politics are two sides of the same coin. By: Enrique Ortiz, Amazon Conservation Board Member. (Original article published in El Comercio. See here.) The Escazú Agreement, a regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean whose ratification is […]

    Western Amazon Newsletter
July 21, 2020

Behind the Camera: A Look at Camera Trap Impacts

The past few months we’ve featured “Camera Trap Tuesday” on our social media pages, posting glimpses of Amazon animals living their daily lives, freely interacting with each other and their environment when there’s no human presence. But what is the real impact of camera traps? Our camera traps and wildlife conservation expert Nelly Guerra talks […]

    Protect Wild Places
July 15, 2020

Restoring Degraded Forests with Rosewood

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is a unique type of tropical hardwood, noted for the dark red color that stains its inner trunk and a sweet smell that gets processed into Rosewood essential oil, which is a major ingredient of high quality perfumes and cosmetic products. The oil is obtained from tree trunks through steam distillation from […]

    Protect Wild Places Press Releases
June 12, 2020

Amazon Conservation Develops Method to Accurately Predict Locations of Major 2020 Brazil Fires

WASHINGTON, DC, June 5 – Amazon Conservation revealed in a new report the ability to predict the exact location of major 2020 fires in the Brazilian Amazon, using deforestation data. The fires in the Brazilian Amazon made international headlines last year. Through analysis of satellite imagery archives, Amazon Conservation made the significant discovery that many fires […]

    Protect Wild Places Press Releases
June 10, 2020

New Fire Monitoring App Pinpoints Major Fires in Amazon in Real-time, Successfully Identifies First Major Fire in Brazil

WASHINGTON, DC, June 10 – Amazon Conservation today announced the launch of a new real-time fire monitoring app, hosted by Google Earth Engine, in anticipation of the 2020 fire season. The app specializes in providing real-time detection and prediction of large fires across the Amazon basin to help prioritize containment efforts by key actors on […]

    Opinion Pieces
June 5, 2020

Statement of Solidarity from Amazon Conservation

  Friends of the Amazon, We are deeply saddened by the heartbreaking killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color that yet again expose the systemic racism and violence ingrained in our society. We kneel in solidarity with their families, the protesters, and […]

    Amazon Birder’s Bulletin
June 2, 2020

COVID, Kids, and Diversity: Birds of Illusion

The Biodiversity Day Contest: “If you could fly, which bird would you be?” By María Elena Gutierrez Most of us living in the city would enjoy the opportunity to spend quarantine in a house in the middle of the forest, closer to nature.  We could appreciate spending the day listening to the birds, smelling the […]

    Protect Wild Places MAAP Reports
May 17, 2020

MAAP #117: New Oil Road Deeper Into Yasuni National Park (Ecuador), Toward Uncontacted Indigenous Reserves

Yasuní National Park, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, is one of the most biodiverse spots in the world and overlaps ancestral Waorani territory. In the recent MAAP #114, we showed the construction of four new oil drilling platforms (and access road) in the controversial ITT oil block, located in the heart of Yasuní. […]

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