About Amazon Rainforest Conservancy
The Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) is a registered Canadian charity committed to saving the Amazon rainforest one acre at a time. We believe the purchasing of intact ecosystems in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for conservation, research and education is one of the most meaningful investments we can make for future generations.
Our management teams in Canada and Peru include conservation experts, business professionals and researchers. Our Canadian team consists entirely of volunteers, which means all donations are directed to our conservation projects. Our work depends entirely on gifts from supporters who share our passion for the natural world.
What we do:
Conservation: We acquire land that would otherwise be vulnerable to impacts from logging, mining and agriculture. Currently, we have 1,416 hectares (3,500 acres) of pristine land in our care and we are committed to increasing that to create a larger conservation zone.
Protection: It’s not enough to simply acquire land; the species that live there must be protected. ARC’s Wild Protectors Forest Rangers proudly protect many endangered species, including jaguars, tapirs, anteaters, anacondas, black caiman and harpy eagles.
Research: Research and conservation are closely linked in the neotropics. Our researchers collect meaningful biological data that’s useful in advocating for better wildlife and habitat protection laws.
Education: ARC’s online education initiative is called EARTH – which stands for Environmental Activities & Rainforest Teachings at Home. EARTH’s mission is to teach students about the natural world with stories, videos and activities. Our mission is to get students excited about nature so they’ll appreciate it and want to protect it. EARTH is launching in Fall 2020.
PROTECTING THE RAINFOREST
ARC currently has 1,416 hectares (3,500 acres) of land and we’re committed to increasing the land under our care. A 9000 hectares (22,000 acres) tract of pristine rainforest has recently become available. ARC has almost half the amount needed in reserve toward this land purchase. Now we’re raising money to secure the final amount.
MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Scientists have determined the Amazon rainforest plays a key role in the basic functioning of the planet. Preventing the deforestation of the Amazon helps mitigate climate change, which ultimately affects the health and well-being of families and economies throughout the world.
ARC hires members of the local rainforest communities to work as forest rangers as an alternative livelihood to illegal gold mining, poaching and timber extraction.
ARC is educating, raising awareness, inspiring change and leading the way with effective solutions on making the planet’s future a priority.
How your gift will be used
With your legacy gift, you will be making one of the most meaningful investments you can make for future generations. You can choose from the following programs for where would like your gift to go toward:
Land acquisition — Your impact here will allow ARC to increase the land in our care and create a large safe-haven for some of the Amazon’s most vulnerable wildlife.
Wild Protectors Forest Ranger Program — Your impact in this area will allow us to hire forest rangers from the local community to patrol and protect the wildlife and tree species living on ARC lands.
Research and Education — Gifts to this fund will be used toward the building and maintenance of the research centre, education programs, and to provide grant money to support research in the Peruvian Amazon.
General Fund — This fund helps us with our operating costs in Peru. Remember we are all volunteers in Canada, but in Peru, we do have expenses such as accounting and legal fees, staff salaries, transportation costs, maintenance of boats, etc.