Amazon Conservation Association
WISH LIST: $100: protects 12.5 acres of Amazonian rainforest for 1 year; $500: 1 all-day field trip for 30 Peruvian students to the Cloud Forest Research Station; $1000: 2 months' salary for a Los Amigos park ranger
By the headwaters of the Amazon basin, where the forest meets the Andes range in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia, lie thousands of miles of intact wilderness -- home to jaguars, tapirs, giant river otters and countless species that face extinction elsewhere. For 10 years, the Amazon Conservation Association has protected their habitats and preserved them through sustainable use of natural resources, scientific research, and education. In Peru, the Los Amigos Conservation Concession protects 360,000 acres of forest, and the community-run Haramba Queros Wachiperi Ecological Reserve shields medicinal plants and water supplies; in Bolivia ACA protects the savannas around Madidi National Park. The Brazil Nut Program supports over 500 nut harvesters, ensuring sustainable livelihoods and conserving forest resources. Saving great forests requires a committed generation of new South American researchers: ACA has created the most active research stations in the basin and cloud forest, destinations for local students and researchers from around the world. Amazon rainforests are home to 30% of the plant and animal species on our Earth. With your support, ACA will help them thrive.
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