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July 29, 2021

Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories Prove to be the Best Defense against Deforestation for the Western Amazon

Washington, DC, July 27, 2021. A new analysis by Amazon Conservation’s Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) shows that protected areas and indigenous territories offer the best defense against deforestation for the Amazon Rainforest. Through Amazon Conservation’s latest Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) analysis, the organization studied how land use designations in […]

    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 […]

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March 15, 2020

Amazon Conservation’s Message on COVID-19

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 […]

    Put Science and Technology to Work Press Releases
August 23, 2019

Real-Time Satellite Information and Images of What is Happening in the Amazon

Following up on the current fires in the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, we want to share with you our latest analysis of the situation. Please see today’s MAAP report, which provides real-time satellite data of the region and shows up-close satellite images of what the fires actually look like across all three countries, […]

    Stories from the Ground Press Releases
August 23, 2019

Statement on the fires in the Amazon forests of Bolivia and Brazil

The fires in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and Bolivia have been burning for three weeks now. Thousands of acres of forests have been lost. Although Amazon Conservation cannot stop the current fires from happening – at this point, only national and local authorities can – we can help prevent them from happening.  We are doing […]

    Press Releases
August 8, 2019

New UN report shows that protecting and restoring forests and wetlands is a key climate change mitigation strategy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has released a new report on the intersection of climate change and land use.  The report analyzed over 7,000 scientific publications on the topics of land-climate interactions, including land degradation, desertification, and food security. It found that changes […]

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April 17, 2014

Logging Concessions Enable Illegal Logging Crisis in the Peruvian Amazon

View the PDF here WASHINGTON, DC (April 17, 2014)—The megadiverse Peruvian Amazon is a globally important arena when it comes to promoting sustainable logging. Despite efforts to achieve sustainability, including a modern Forestry Law and an important Forestry Annex in the US–Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, illegal logging continues to plague the region. These instruments reformed […]

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