Not only do we do direct conservation work on the ground, we also partner with national and local governments, for-profit companies, local communities, indigenous groups, and other conservation nonprofits to ensure that local authorities have all the tools needed to take action to protect nature.
Many times it is difficult for the law to catch up to the crimes being committed against the Amazon and be able to prosecute offenders.
That is why we train judges and prosecutors to understand the latest in the technology that is being used to find, identify, and stop illegal deforestation, enabling them to present and accept the results of these technologies as evidence in trials.
In Bolivia, we have spent years of work as technical partners to the local and national governments.
That work culminated in the creation of set standards for the creation of new conservation areas, that are now applied at the national level to any new proposed areas and have become a standard in the field of conservation.
For years, we have been partnering with local indigenous communities to fight for their rights over their ancestral territories as well as aiding them in the conservation of their land.
For example, we helped establish the Wachiperi Haramba Queros Conservation Concession as the first conservation concession in Peru run by an indigenous community.
In addition, our Southwest Amazon Drone Center is helping train members of local communities to use drones to identify and report illegal deforestation to authorities who can put a stop to it.
One point of hardship the Peruvian government has faced has been to find the exact location of illicit activities in the Amazon, given the forests vast coverage and lack of access roads.
But thanks to our innovative MAAP Project, which identifies, monitors, and alerts local authorities of deforestation activities happening in near real-time from space – by using the latest satellites and radars.
Not only do we support these efforts through our MAAP project, we have also helped Peru establish their first Geographic Information System (GIS) office, adding to the capacity of local authorities to be self-sufficient in monitoring threats to nature.
The indigenous co-management organization of the Amarakeri Communal Reserve
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