ACA is a wonderful organization that is really focused on elevating the people of the Amazon by empowering them to learn more about their environment and giving them the tools to live in a forest-friendly way. Really great work, I support them every year and will continue to support them in the future.
ACA is a game changer organization. They are often putting out great content about conservation of the Amazon rainforest through their newsletter and social media channels, and it's easy to see why they are consistently rated as a top charity. With ACA, I know my dollars will go to the right cause.
Amazing organization, staff, and mission. They are on the forefront of conservation in the Andes-Amazon, having a real impact in the region. They don't need bells and whistles, they just go in and do good work with the local people. Will continue donating to them as a way to do my part in protecting our planet for my children.
You don't get a better organization than ACA. Top notch staff in three different countries working together to protect and preserve the Andes-Amazon. Great synergy. Very impact driven and focused on not only protecting the environment, but also on the livelihoods of local indigenous populations. I always donate to them because I know my money is well invested.
Probably one of the best conservation organizations out there. Dedicated (small) staff based in DC manages (big) projects in Peru and Bolivia. I donate every year and always receive their updates. Their programs are comprehensive and actually use feedback from local communities on what the project priorities should be, so they aren't a bunch of Americans trying to push a conservation agenda in Latin America, but rather they care about the local communities on a personal level. Better than donating to large scale conservation organizations (where most of the time you don't know where your donation ends up), I rather donate to Amazon Conservation Association and be able to see their impact.
I am an active donor to ACA and have attended several of their programs in Washington, DC. I believe in the work that ACA does to empower local communities in Peru and Bolivia to make a difference and protect their own environment and culture (both of which are threatened by illegal and devastating rain forest destruction). I have also found the MAAP data to be an excellent and impeachable resource in tracking the destruction and continued threats to the rain forest, and urge local authorities to use this MAAP data to prosecute current violators and deter future violators. It's truly incredible and inspiring how the staff of ACA are able to do so much good with so few resources! I would love to see ACA expand with more funding and more programs in Peru, Bolivia and elsewhere in threatened environments.
ACA is an incredible investment for a donor. The staff work hard with few resources and are passionate about saving some of the most important forests on Earth while benefiting the local communities that live there. Unlike many conservation organizations that do projects in multiple countries for short periods, ACA has been rooted to their focal area for more than 15 years. They also have excellent biological stations and invest in training Peruvian students to be future conservationists.
In 2011 and 2012 I led "birdathons" to southeast Peru to raise funds for ACA. Both events were a smashing success. We raised much needed funds for the organization while gaining first hand knowledge of the critically important work ACA is doing to protect the world's most biodiverse forests. It was a life-changing experience for everyone.
It has been a privilege to work with ACA staff. They are smart, dedicated and highly effective. Their level of conservation accomplishment in southeast Peru is nothing short of remarkable.
I attended some of the events that the Amazon Conservation Association held while I was living in Washington, DC and got to know some of the staff as well. As I learned more about their programs in the Amazon region, I was more and more impressed that a relatively small organization could do so much. I appreciate the hard-working staff and the thought and intention they put into all their work. I don't have a ton of money to give, but I give a little something to ACA every month because I know they'll take it and make every buck go toward the great work that they do.
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