Protecting the forest 
Protecting the future

Conservation on the frontlines

Hand-in-hand with indigenous and other local people, we apply the power of innovation and time-tested traditional practices to protect the forests and watersheds of tropical America.

Accomplishments by the numbers


years in


million acres of indigenous reserve expansions and creation



Good news everyone! The Andoke de Aduche Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon is expanded, connecting it to the world’s largest rainforest conservation corridor.

With support from the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), the Andoke de  Aduche  reserve was expanded by 126,287 hectares, now totaling  188,466 hectares and connecting to a 10-million-hectare conservation corridor the size of Portugal. This expansion consolidates a biocultural corridor made up of national parks and the indigenous reserves of the Colombian Amazon including those of  the  murui-muinaɨ  (Uitoto),  féénemɨnaa  (Muinane),  and  po’siɵ’hɵ  (Andoke).  This important achievement would not have been possible without the support of the Andes Amazon Fund and the Colombian government.


Visit our collection of storytelling maps:

Learn more about the areas we work in, how we partner with local communities and what we do to protect the rain forest.

Lands of Freedom

The oral history and cultural heritage of the Matawai Maroons in Suriname

Experience Story Map

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Explore magical landscapes and indigenous cultures of the Amazon.

Experience Story Map

Legalization of Indigenous Territories in Colombia

Advances in the Consolidation of Biocultural Corridors.

Experience Story Map

Amazon Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Suriname

Learn about impacts of Suriname's primary driver of deforestation.

Experience Story Map

Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve

On December 2, 2020, a species-rich stand of Andes-Amazon rainforest stewarded by indigenous women of ASOMI achieved legal designation as ...
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Major Rainforest Conservation Success in Colombia

The Andoke de Aduche  Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon is expanded, connecting it to the world’s largest rainforest conservation ...
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Facing Food Insecurity on the Front Lines: Agroforestry Solutions in the Amazon Rainforest During the COVID-19 Crisis

As COVID-19 spread quickly in South America, rapidly transforming it into an epicenter of the pandemic and drastically affecting its ...
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