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    Protect Wild Places Western Amazon Newsletter
November 25, 2022

The 2022 Forest-Friendly Holiday Shopping Guide is Here!

This holiday season, shop with intent and support conservation in the Amazon while getting gifts for your friends and family that they are sure to love! These forest-friendly companies have partnered with Amazon Conservation because they too believe in protecting our planet’s greatest forest. These generous businesses have dedicated a portion of their sales to […]

    Protect Wild Places Educational Resources MAAP Reports
October 28, 2022

Recap of This Year’s AmazonTEC

Each year, Amazon Conservation, along with our Peruvian partners, Conservación Amazónica – ACCA, hold an important webinar series entitled AmazonTEC. AmazonTEC is an international platform to present successful experiences on the application of science and technology for a sustainable Amazon. It is the space that brings together innovators, regulators, and friends of the forest, to assess […]

    Protect Wild Places Educational Resources MAAP Reports
October 28, 2022

MAAP #166 Mennonites have Deforested 4,800 hectares (11,900 acres) in the Peruvian Amazon

Since 2017, the Mennonites have arrived in the Peruvian Amazon and created 5 new colonies. Here, in MAAP #166, we show that these colonies have caused the deforestation of more than 4,800 hectares of tropical forests, including 650 hectares in 2022. First, we present an updated Base Map that shows the current situation of Mennonites in Peru. Next, we detail the deforestation history in each colony since […]

    Empower People
October 28, 2022

Our Partners in Bolivia, Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA, co-host the First Congressional Meeting of FEDAFAP

Highlighting the importance of a climate-smart and diverse productive forest, our sister organization in Bolivia, Conservación Amazónica – ACEAA, directly supports the efforts of the Departamental Federation of Açai and Amazonian Fruit Harvesters of Pando (FEDAFAP). FEDAFAP’s mission is to bring together small-scale producers of açaí with business leaders and other local agricultural associations. FEDAFAP […]

    Protect Wild Places Western Amazon Newsletter
October 3, 2022

2022 CFC Kicks off for Government Employees and Retirees

If you are a current or retired U.S. government employee, did you know that the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) 2022 Face of Change Campaign kicked off earlier this month? Now through January 14, government employees and retirees can be the Face of Change by becoming a changemaker and joining others looking to have a real […]

    Protect Wild Places Western Amazon Newsletter
October 3, 2022

Supporter Spotlight: From Birders to Conservationists Championing Sustainable Livelihoods

Each and every one of our supporters have a favorite project or initiative that brings them to Amazon Conservation and gets them excited about protecting the Amazon. With a broad portfolio of work spanning wildlife, landscapes, science, people, and technology, it’s hard not to find a piece of our work that resonates with you. And […]

    Protect Wild Places Educational Resources MAAP Reports
October 3, 2022

MAAP #164 Tipping Point

It is increasingly reported that the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, is rapidly approaching a tipping point. As repeatedly highlighted by the late Tom Lovejoy (see Acknowledgements in full report), this tipping point is where parts of the rainforest will convert into drier ecosystems due to disrupted precipitation patterns and more intense dry seasons, both exacerbated […]

    Put Science and Technology to Work Western Amazon Newsletter
September 12, 2022

State of the Amazon: Fires, Deforestation, and Climate Change Recap

Wednesday, September 7th, saw the first installment of our State of the Amazon Webinar Series. This edition’s focus was on Fires, Deforestation, and Climate Change. The webinar was co-hosted by us and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and featured speakers from five of our partners representing five key Amazonian countries. Participants had the […]

    Stories from the Ground Western Amazon Newsletter
July 29, 2022

Supporter Spotlight: Long-Time Donors Challenge Us and Encourage Our Growth

It may sound cliché to say our long-term supporters are the backbone that keeps Amazon Conservation learning and growing, but it’s true. When couple Elizabeth Cadwalader and Gene Baron first reached out to donate to our organization in 2012, they wanted to donate stock and at the time our organization wasn’t sure how or if […]

    Empower People
July 29, 2022

Inauguration of Cacao Processing Plant and Andean Bear Interpretation Center in Peru

Over the past month, Amazon Conservation inaugurated two new critical facilities that mark important milestones for our conservation efforts in Peru. The first is a new processing plant, which is fundamental in our Productive Forests program that supports sustainable, forest-friendly livelihoods under our Empowering People strategy. The second is a new Interpretation Center, dedicated to […]

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