Why Support the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy?

One and one-half acres of rainforest are destroyed every second.

Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6%.

Experts estimate humans could destroy the last remaining rainforests in 40 years.

 

The Amazon Rainforest Conservancy is a nimble organization with charitable status dedicated to protecting the Peruvian Amazon. We don’t have the executive salaries and overhead of some other conservation groups, which means we direct all donations to protecting land from destruction. Our work depends entirely donations from our supporters who share our passion for the natural world and are committed to helping us achieve our goals.

We are focusing our efforts and resources on a very special place – Tambopata, Madre De Dios, Peru. Learn more about Tambopata here.

 

More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest.

One-fifth of the world’s fresh water is in the Amazon Basin.

One hectare (2.47 acres) may contain over 750 types of trees and 1500 species of higher plants.

“The Other Side of Tambopata” is a joint effort between two Canadians and two Peruvians showcasing the area of Tambopata in the region of Madre de Dios in south-eastern Peru. In 2011, the 1600-mile interoceanic highway was opened, slicing through previously remote and inaccessible areas of the Amazon. This highway has sprouted a whole network of secondary roads, used by people from Brazil and the highlands of Peru who are flocking to this area to exploit the natural resources. An area, that according to many scientists, has the last and final block of intact tropical rainforest land in the world.