At Amazon Conservation, we bridge the gap between traditional practices of conservation and innovative new technologies by creating a holistic conservation strategy that employs the best of both worlds.
Our drone center, the first of its kind in Peru, is training local landowners, indigenous communities, students, and government officials to use cutting-edge drone technology to find, monitor and stop deforestation.
We provide locals the technology, knowledge, legal support and connections so they can safely and effectively take action
In the past, deforestation often wouldn’t be discovered until years the damage was already done to an irreversible point.
We created our MAAP project to help combat that. MAAP is dedicated to presenting original analysis related to the dynamic new field of near real-time deforestation monitoring. Our goal is to present timely, high-impact technical reports in an easily accessible and understandable format.
Camera trap technology enables us to document wildlife presence, abundance, and population changes, particularly in the face of deforestation and habitat destruction.
We deploy camera traps all throughout the western Amazon, at our research stations and at multiple conservation areas we help manage. We have deployed over 100 camera traps and gathered over 10,000 photos and videos of more than 40 species of mammals and birds.
Many of the species captured on camera have an endangered status (Near Threatened or Vulnerable) according to the IUCN Red List, including jaguars, giant anteaters, giant armadillos, white-lipped peccaries, tapirs, and pale-winged trumpeters.
Of deforestation exposed to date through our MAAP program
Taken to monitor local biodiversity and forest health
Published to date, informing the public and local authorities
From Nashville to the Amazon: Linking Business, Sustainability, and Ecosystems Business supporters are one of Amazon Conservation’s favorite avenues to raise awareness and support for our work because of their unhindered desire to give back to the planet. Whether directly donating to our work, promoting awareness of the Amazon’s importance to their clients, running campaigns […]
In January 2022, we launched the Observatory of Amazonian Fruits and Climate Change in the Amazonian department of Pando, Bolivia. The Observatory is the culmination of a 10-month project in collaboration with local Bolivian organizations such as the Inter-Institutional Platform for Articulation of Productive Complexes of Amazonian Fruits (PICFA) and the Departamental Federation of Açai […]
Thanks to our strategic collaboration with organizations Fundación EcoCiencia in Ecuador and SOS Orinoco in Venezuela, we saw two great successes with reports from our Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Program (MAAP), that resulted in on-the-ground action taken against illegal mining in the Amazon. Together with EcoCiencia, we published a report revealing the alarming illegal […]