Junglekeepers is fighting to protect the Las Piedras river, the sacred headwaters of the Amazon

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Land Conservation

Junglekeepers, in collaboration with many local partners, is creating a vitally important conservation region in the Madre De Dios  region of the Peruvian Amazon.

The Madre de Dios, which lies along the Las Piedras River watershed, is at the center of the Alto Purus National Park, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Junglekeepers has managed to protect 3.000 acres of land along the Las Piadras river and are working to grow the conservation area to protect the land further upriver. Uncontacted indigenous tribes also live in this region; their very existence is endangered by continued inaction.

The purchase of the remaining unprotected and extremely vulnerable 23,000 acres will connect the existing parks, support the success of the larger ecosystem and provide an important buffer between the pristine forests and the increasingly invasive human extractive activities.

A maze of watersheds beneath the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes, the Madre de Dios is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the Amazon. However, the construction of the Trans-Amazon highway in the 1970’s resulted in a growing influx of poachers, ranchers, miners, and loggers into this once pristine landscape, threatening the environment and the remote indigenous communities traditional ways, wildlife, and ecosystem.

Please join Junglekeepers in our commitment to protect this valuable ecosystem. Your donation and involvement will actively protect, acre by acre, this land and the over 800 animal species who call it home.