Amazon Conservation Association has a top rating from both Guidestar and Charity Navigator. I donate to them because they keep their overhead low and their impact high. I've sent emails into their firstname.lastname@example.org account asking how my contributions were being used and I always get quick and informative answers. They are staffed by good people and they do good work.
Fantastic organization helping put out the fires in the Amazon as well as prevent new ones. Not only are they taking action in the countries affected but they are also providing scientific reports of what's happening down there. So no more fake news about what's happening! I really like what they do.
My favourite thing about Amazon Conservation Association is that it does not take a one-size-fits-all approach. They do EVERYTHING related to conservation: plant trees, protect uncontacted indigenous people, create areas for conservation, work with governments, help local communities with their sustainable businesses, use satelites to stop deforestation, and so much more. The breadth of their work is incredible and that is why I donate every year.
Fantastic org right here! I wrote to them to get information on a school paper about the rain forest and they were incredibly friendly and well-informed. I wrote to 3 other organizations who didn't respond at all, so I was thankful and impressed that Amazon Conservation Association actually cares about helping individuals learn about the rain forest!
I've been supporting ACA for many years now, because I know my dollar goes further with them than with other environmental nonprofits. They are small and impactful, and the staff is wonderful.
Wonderful NGO with a great mission and vision. Their work with local people is amazing and they protect millions of acres of rainforest. Keep supporting them while they fight the good fight.
Amazing organization protecting the most important rainforest in the world, even when it's not the most popular thing to do right now. We NEED organizations like Amazon Conservation Association around.
This organization is the definition of working from the ground up. They work with local communities to identify their needs for conservation and help them live sustainably while protecting the rainforest. Crazy good work.
The work ACA does is so needed. Climate change is real and they are the boots on the ground helping mitigate it. We **all** need to do our part in supporting this worthy cause.
ACA not only is fighting climate change by protecting the world's lungs, but also helps families and local communities mitigate poverty by giving them alternative ways of life that help the environment and their own local economies. I know that when I make a donation to ACA, my money is being well-spent.
ACA is an exceptional organization helping indigenous people and all animal and plant species that live in the Amazon. They work closely with the locals to make sure their concerns are heard and to teach them how to care and sustainably live off their land, while still keeping it conserved for their offspring. I feel comfortable knowing that ACA is out there fighting for environmental conservation.
THE BEST CONSERVATION NONPROFIT OUT THERE! Amazon Conservation Assc. sets the standard for excellence for supporting local communities and protecting the environment.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I went to ACA's biostation in Peru, but it FAR exceeded any expectation I could have ever imagined. Exploring the Amazon rainforest and learning about all the incredible conservation work that is done there by the ACA team is truly inspiring. The forest is gorgeous, the facility and grounds are spectacular and the staff is so kind. It is a truly peaceful, wonderful place and I was so honored to be able to visit. I hope ACA can continue to protect the Amazon rainforest for many years to come.
You won't find a more dedicated group of individuals working to protect the Amazon than the folks at Amazon Conservation Association. I love seeing their passion in action protecting millions upon millions of acres of rainforest. I know that when I donate to ACA, my contribution is always going to the right cause.
ACA is a leader in the field of environmental conservation and forest protection. Working with them means that I'm collaborating with experienced scientists, researchers, cultural specialists, biologists, and more. They are truly dedicated to the cause of conservation.
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.
I love the work that Amazon Conservation Association does to protect the Amazon basin. Been a long time follower of the organization and they work hard in protecting habitat, working with local peoples (most of which are indigenous to the forest) and governments, and also educating the public about the Amazon rainforest.
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.
I trust ACA to be experts in environmental conservation without a political bias. They work for the benefit of the environment and the scientific community, not for some political or for-profit agenda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community empowerment, environmental protection, and scientific research. Amazon Conservation does it all. I interned at ACA a few summers ago, and it was an eye-opening experience. I got the opportunity to see and partake in the incredible work of a growing nonprofit that goes above and beyond to protect the Amazon while supporting livelihoods in impoverished regions of South America. Through their many scientific research projects, publications, and educational field visits to the region ACA shines light at the many issues affecting the amazon, while at the same time encourages the world to think and act to protect one of the world's most biodiversed regions. Most importantly, ACA works in Bolivia and Peru to educate, empower, and provide economic intensives for local and indigenous communities to protect their majestic natural environment truly embodies ACA's leading conservation practices. The uniqueness and holistic approach to conservation from a community-based practice, in combination to strong scientific research, makes ACA's conservation efforts exemplary for others to follow. ACA's community-based environmental conservation practices inspired me to continue my path in the field of environmental science, knowing I could one day apply it to give back to my community in Latin America. Surprisingly enough, ACA manages to do all of this and more with very limited human and economic capital in the U.S., Bolivia, and Peru. GO AMAZON, GO ACA!
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 a great organization, they do such an amazing work in Peru and Bolivia. As a volunteer and Peruvian I am glad to see the passion and hard-work that they all put to preserve the biodiversity and species in the protected areas and much more. All the staff is very helpful and willing to share all their knowledge and experience with me.
The Amazon Conservation Association is an incredible non-profit that I have had the pleasure and good fortune of working for. The staff members are extremely enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate individuals whom take pride in their various projects throughout Peru and Bolivia. ACA serves to protect the Amazon as well as the indigenous communities within the region through sustainable living. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated staff, whose goals and objectives demonstrated exemplary humanitarian efforts towards the local communities. The ecological endeavors undergone by ACA are centered and focused on benefitting the local community. I experienced firsthand the supervision carried out by the ACA offices located in Washington D.C., Peru, and Bolivia. The Amazon Conservation Association goes to great lengths to ensure effective execution of its programs. An extraordinary organization to say the least.
I interned with ACA this summer and was able to see first-hand the passion and dedication with which the staff members approach every aspect of the organization. They are all extremely invested in amazonian conservation, and the programs ACA has in place in Peru and Bolivia truly do make a difference. I am extremely thankful to have worked with them and can't wait to see what they do next.
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.
I was the leader for senior high school students from the school I teach with in Canada and contacted ACA for a March Break trip to include community and environmental volunteer efforts and a trek; walking the old Inca road to Machu Picchu. ACA was simply incredible setting up this trip where we stayed at the Wayquecha Bio Station in the cloud forest for 5 days and then transported to the trail head of the old Inca road. The extra effort made to accommodate 15 of us for our ecotourism stay was terrific and the quality and authenticity of the people whom we met through our stay was heartwarming. Students helped by planting trees and learning from Peruvian scientists and villagers. The unique and varied flora and fauna was stunning, especially the orchid research being done in this remote and beautiful region of the lower Andes. The exposure for 16-18 year olds was truly unique. Our contact and guide once in Peru, was a wonderful and passionately knowledgeable scientist and trekking guide. He accompanied us everywhere, making connections, translating when necessary and delivering us to the time of the Inca's through his detailed knowledge of history. It is one thing to assist in rural sustainability like planting trees, but ACA went further than that by introducing us to the people at the heart of this region. Meeting them for lunch which they cooked for us with local quinoa and Tarwi (Lupin family) and indigenous vegetables and herbs meant that the students encountered language, cultural knowledge and habits and exchanged on a human level their lives with fellow Quechuans. The trip was immensely successful and I will bring more students another time to provide exposure to the terrific work being done by ACA.
My wife and I volunteered at ACA’s Los Amigos field station for five weeks in 2015, where we contributed to a scientific study of fauna habitats as part of ACA’s ongoing biological monitoring at the station. The station is a remarkable place – without the infrastructure and resources it provides, it would be incredibly difficult for the kind of research that it supports (all of which is very impressive) to take place at all. The trail network that ACA maintains, radiating outward from the station, is particularly important. This spans multiple types of terrain and habitat, and allows researchers and volunteers to access areas, and therefore ecosystems, plants and animals, that would otherwise be very time consuming and expensive to get to.