They are doing an amazing job at providing a center for researchers and inspiring visitors along the elevational gradient from Wayqecha to Los Amigos. The staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating. The research station facilities are fabulous and gorgeous. The amount of trails and intact nature are truly breathtaking. ACCA's dedication is contagious!
There may be bigger conservation organizations than ACA, but the impact ACA has had in Peru and Bolivia has been comparable with many of the so-called "bigger" organizations out there. They bring in technical expertise and years of building trust with local communities to the plate and always deliver results. As a biologist, I truly appreciate all their hard work and the impact they have had in keeping the Amazon green.
ACA's team of experts in DC, Peru and Bolivia are crucial to protecting the Amazon. They work with local communities and indigenous populations to empower them in conserving their lands. They bring in the technical expertise necessary to take conservation to the next level. The staff is also incredibly thoughtful and friendly, which also helps build rapport with the locals.
The projects that ACA has done and continues to do on the ground in Peru and Bolivia are top-notch, and well worth funding. They are implementing conservation measures no one else is and helping local communities. Incredibly worthy organization.
I worked for the Amazon Conservation Association in their DC office from 2011-2013, in addition to volunteering in 2010. I can wholeheartedly endorse the work that ACA does, the lives that ACA affects, and the experts that ACA employs. A truly holistic approach to addressing environmental concerns in the most critical landscape on Earth - the Andes/Amazon - with a reliable, continuous field presence through their biological stations. ACA is a lean, efficient organization doing real fieldwork with tangible results, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the future.
I have worked with ACCA in their office in Puerto Maldonado, Peru on research since 2011 as part of an academic research team. The staff in that office are friendly, knowledgeable and always go out of their way to be helpful. I have interacted with the DC staff on a number of occasions - I continue to be impressed by their ability to do so much great work being such a small group. Our research team has visited their beautiful research stations in the Amazon with students - the infrastructure and staff at the stations has always exceeded our expectations and made our stays there extremely enjoyable and comfortable. ACA/ACCA has been integral in my work in Peru, and I would highly recommend working with them if you are a conservation or environmental health researcher seeking collaboration with an NGO. They are professional, organized, extremely passionate about their work, and are simply wonderful people to work with!
ACCA has dedicated and passionate volunteers, staff and leaders working on providing long-term conservation zones in the Amazon region. They are currently working in Peru and Bolivia, creating a strong presence in the southern Amazon region based on mutual respect and openness. My research team visited the ACCA biological stations in Madre de Dios during our research collection period and we found the facilities and staff to be excellent. We are currently moving forward with more formal collaborations with ACCA and I would not hesitate to recommend them as collaborators for any institution working in the Amazon.
Amazon Conservation Association is one of the best groups of its kind out there. I had the opportunity to visit their research stations in the Amazon basin of Peru, and I've also met their Washington, DC staff. They are a super professional group of people dedicated to getting great results on the ground where it counts. I work in the conservation and environmental fields, and many nonprofits have become too self-serving. Not ACA. They keep their eyes focused on the mission. The vast majority of funds are used to develop research programs, ecotourism, and sustainable economic alternatives for local communities in the Amazon, where there is tremendous pressure from unregulated and illegal logging and mining.
I have worked with and for ACA in multiple contexts since 2003 as a volunteer field researcher, employee, advisor, and donor. My work and experience with ACA has changed my life and has allowed me to help efforts to create significant and long-lasting conservation initiatives in the Peruvian Amazon. Sleek, efficient, and intricately involved in conservation at all scales and levels in the Southwestern Amazon, ACA is, in my professional opinion, the most effective conservation organization operating in the region today.
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