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Amazon Conservation Association (also known as Amazon Conservation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been protecting the western Amazon for almost 20 years now. As conservation pioneers since 1999, we have used science to guide our multi-pronged approach to environmental conservation and restoration in Peru and Bolivia. Our founding program provided support for Brazil nut harvesters in Peru, as an incentive for protecting the forest. Since then, the organization has grown to protect over 4 million acres of rainforest, establish Peru’s first conservation concession, host thousands of scientists and tourists at our three premier biological stations, empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and so much more.

Explore our most recent Annual Report to see our impact!»


We envision a thriving Amazon that sustains the full diversity of life.


We unite science, innovation and community to protect the western Amazon—the greatest wild forest on earth.


Amazon Conservation headquarters are located in Washington, DC. Our projects in Peru are implemented by our sister organization, ACCA (Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica), and in Bolivia, ACEAA (Asociación para la Conservación e Investigación de Ecosistemas Andino Amazónicos). In addition, we work closely with many government entities, nonprofit peers, universities, and other partners to achieve our mission.


Butterfly photo

Morpho helenor butterfly at ACA's Villa Carmen reserve. Photo: Adrian Tejedor

Photo looking down on trees and river

Trees in the Villa Carmen reserve, Peru. Photo: Adrian Tejedor

Photo of tamarins

Saddleback tamarins at Los Amigos. Photo: Angelica Garcia

Child with tree seedling

A beneficiary of ACA's agroforestry project in Madre de Dios, Peru with a tree seedling. Photo: Hannah Stutzman

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