About Amazon Rainforest Conservancy - ARC
WHO WE ARE
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 North America and Peru include conservation experts, business professionals and researchers. Our North America 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 Ranger program is led by a park warden with extensive experience on frontline conservation in the jungles of Sri Lanka and South America. We proudly protect many endangered species, including jaguars, tapirs, anteaters, anacondas, black caiman and harpy eagles. We also protect iron wood trees and cedar trees – two species being logged to extinction due to their economic value.
Research: Research and conservation are closely linked in the neotropics. Research provides a basis for understanding and the implementation of effective conservation actions. Our researchers collect meaningful biological data that’s useful in advocating for better wildlife and habitat protection laws.
Education: ARC’s EARTH initiative (which stands for Environment Activities & Rainforest Teachings at Home) is an online resource of engaging videos and corresponding fun activities for different age groups. These can be undertaken by people who live in urban or rural settings. Our mission is to get children and teenagers excited about nature so they’ll appreciate it and want to protect it.
Join us in saving the Amazon rainforest while there is still time.