This Season, Give a Gift That Will Help Protect a Vulnerable Species in the Amazon Rainforest.
Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) protects 1,416 hectares (3,500 acres) of pristine land containing an exceptional diversity of trees, plants and animals in the area of Tambopata, Peru. We need your help to maintain an active and visible presence on our land by hiring local people to act as wardens and patrol the land keeping the wildlife safe from poachers. We have a variety of symbolic gifts for you to choose from. Each of these species makes their home on the land in our care.
GIFT SELECTIONS: Please note the dollar amount associated with each gift is merely so we can offer different gifts amounts. Each of these species is equally valuable.
PROVIDE A NESTING SITE FOR AN ENDANGERED HARPY EAGLE – 200 DOLLARS CANADIAN
Not only do the Brazil nut trees on our land store large amounts of carbon, provide a sustainable income for the local community, but also, they are one of the favourite nesting sites for the Harpy Eagle. These raptors are one of the world’s largest and most powerful eagles whose populations are declining due to habitat loss, destruction of nesting sites and shooting. Each nesting pair only has a single chick every two to three years.
SAVE A MAJESTIC MACAW FROM WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING – 100 DOLLARS CANADIAN
In Latin America thousands of wild parrots are taken from the wild to be sold as pets in the Americas, Asia and Europe despite national laws and international trade agreements. The hunters chop down trees to capture chicks. The babies are drugged, then hidden in thermoses, stuffed into toilet paper tubes, or sewn into the clothes of the smuggler. Most captured wild animals die before reaching a buyer. We are pleased to host a healthy population of macaws on the land in our care.
PROTECT A HOWLER MONKEY FROM POACHERS– 50 DOLLARS CANADIAN
These beautiful creatures with cacophonous cries are often targeted by hunters for bush meat, as they are a large and a cheap source of protein. In addition their docile nature makes them easy prey. Our land provides these creatures with a safe haven.
COME TO THE DEFENSE OF A JAGUAR – 25 DOLLARS CANADIAN
Jaguars once roamed from the United States to Argentina, but today this big cat has vanished from 40 percent of its original range. Jaguars are especially sensitive to habitat destruction and other human pressures. Ranchers and farmers view these beautiful creatures as a threat to their livestock and do not hesitate to kill them. The jaguars that roam our land are safe from the rifles of these ranchers and farmers.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
The ARC Team