Equip A Park Ranger
1 pair of binoculars
Amazon Conservation Association
The Amazon rainforest is home to more than a third of the species found on Earth, as well as countless foods, fibers, and potential new medicines to benefit humankind. It is also a vital force shaping the world’s weather and climate patterns. Moreover, twenty percent of all fresh water on Earth flows through the basin’s rivers. Unfortunately, these forests are facing increasing threats from road development, logging, and large-scale agriculture.
In 2000, ACA and its local partner ACCA established the world's first private conservation concession in the Los Amigos River watershed. The Los Amigos Conservation Concession covers 360,000 acres of old growth Amazonian forest at the base of the Andes in southeastern Peru. This watershed forms a lowland forest corridor that protects the eastern access of Manu National Park and connects it to the Tambopata National Reserve. Here, the organization focuses on forest protection, research, conservation education, and natural resource management training. Park rangers are the unsung heroes of tropical conservation. This gift will outfit a park ranger on the front lines of Amazonian conservation with a pair of high-quality binoculars for field patrolling and monitoring in the Los Amigos Conservation Concession.