Conserve the Amazon
5 acres of rainforest
Amazon Conservation Association
The Amazon rainforest is home to 30% of the plant and animal species on earth, many of them found nowhere else. However, this irreplaceable ecosystem is threatened by slash and burn agriculture, wildlife poaching, mining, illegal logging, oil prospecting, and large infrastructure projects. At current rates, more than half of the Amazon rainforest may be destroyed or severely damaged by 2030. With your help, we can work to make sure Amazon forests are conserved for future generations.
This gift protects five acres of Amazonian rainforest. Your support is needed to manage the 360,000-acre Los Amigos Conservation Concession. This area of old-growth rainforest has one of the highest species concentrations in Amazonia. It is part of a 20 million-acre block of wilderness in southeastern Peru, which is home to some of the last uncontacted indigenous groups on Earth. Your support will help us prevent poaching and illegal deforestation in the concession by funding and equipping a team of local forest rangers, as well as promote conservation and Amazonian science through our biodiversity monitoring program. These activities cost us an average of $8 per acre per year. Your gift will help ensure that there are jaguars and rainforests for generations to come!