The Tropical Andes is a climate-defined region that stretches along the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains in South America. It is unequalled in species richness and endemism, but time is ticking for this fragile rainforest habitat: deforestation and resource extraction are on the rise across the region, threatening the rich diversity of wildlife that rely on it.
Tero is working together with Rainforest Trust and other organisations to establish the San Pedro de Chonta and Monte Azul de Yanajanca Regional Conservation Areas, which will safeguard 625,006 acres in urgent need of protection from deforestation. These new protected areas will preserve vital wildlife corridors and provide the final critical step in closing large gaps in a 2.5-million-acre network of parks and community reserves.
Species at risk: 5
Acres Saved: 530
Trees Saved: 475,022
Tonnes of CO2 eq. Stored: 88,090
In collaboration with Nature and Culture International
Our local partner, Nature and Culture International, works to protect biologically diverse ecosystems in concert with local people in Latin America.