We’re setting the foundation to educate thought leaders of tomorrow – the very leaders to whom we’ll pass the torch of protecting this irreplaceable habitat.
“When I bring students to Amazon Conservation’s research stations, it is always a joyous experience for both them and myself; hiking, running, exploring and discovering nature and evolution firsthand, not just from a textbook.
– Dr. Caroline Chaboo, Adjunct Faculty at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Through our MAAP Project and our Western Amazon Drone Center, we teach local communities, leaders, students, farmers, landowners, and government officials to use the latest technology like drones, camera traps, radar, and satellites to monitor wildlife and track deforestation.
By empowering locals with knowledge and tools, we enable them to take charge of building their own conservation solutions.
We get students excited and inspired about conservation.
We provide classrooms with hands-on experiences using camera traps to identify, understand, and monitor wildlife. Students install the cameras and analyze the imagery themselves, with our local staff experts.
After identifying species on the camera trap images and videos, the kids create presentations on their findings and present them to their parents, other students and even local government officials, becoming true stewards of their forests.
Every year, we host hundreds of researchers, scientists, and students from all over the globe at our five research stations in Peru and Bolivia.
These stations are a gateway for individuals and universities to conduct scientific research on the Amazon. In addition, they are centers of knowledge for local communities – a place to gather and learn about their forests and how to keep them standing.
See how to visit them here.
Every year, we award financial scholarships and science-related support to Peruvian students to conduct research at our premier research stations.
As most Peruvian students lack access to funding for the fieldwork required to obtain a biology degree, scholarships fill a critical gap and help build a local community of active conservation scientists.
In addition to providing scholarships to biologists, our Los Amigos Bird Observatory is responsible for managing the Jonathan Franzen Fellowship, which awards young ornithologists with the funds and technical support from a board of experts to pursue their research at the Los Amigos research station.
Trained on a wide variety of conservation best practices
Awarded to students to conduct field research in the Amazon
Hosting field courses at our premier research stations every year
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