Support the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon's work in Peru! We conduct research and environmental education focused on insects, the tiny yet incredible creatures that run the rainforest. We study how bugs maintain the delicate ecological balance of the Amazon and aid in its restoration, and share this information with our local kids-It is they who depend most directly on the health of the rainforest and it is they who ultimately will decide its fate.
Global warming, a major driver of fires in the Amazon, is also causing massive insect declines worldwide. How will these declines impact food production and affect sustainable livelihoods in the Amazon? How will insect declines affect the Amazon's resilience in the face of worsening annual fires? We simply don't know. Furthermore, a near-total lack of quality environmental education in our region complicates efforts to promote rainforest stewardship throughout the region.
Our research efforts aim to understand the diversity of insects in the Peruvian Amazon and their roles as pollinators and regenerators of degraded rainforest. Armed with better information, we can develop management strategies to recover what has been lost to deforestation and fires. And to ensure the long-term success of our efforts, we are working to teach and train the next generation of rainforest stewards, our local kids, about why the Amazon is so important and how they can care for it.
The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon has a permanent research and education facility located right in the rainforest, and we're committed to working with our community in the long term to develop sustainable livelihoods while protecting natural resources that all future generations will also depend on. We believe that by working closely with kids and other stakeholders here we will be able to make meaningful change and secure a healthy, productive Amazon.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
The ASA website
Press release about our recent project (Spanish)