Welcome to the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) Conservation Birding Lodges
Since 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) and our Peruvian sister organization, Conservación Amazónica–ACCA, have kept our boots dirty in the field to preserve the vibrant biodiversity of the southwestern Amazon–a region that contains between 10-15% of all the known bird and butterfly species on the planet! We are tirelessly committed to our mission: to protect the world’s most diverse landscapes, train the next generation of Amazonian conservationists, and partner with communities to support livelihoods that sustain biodiversity. Our efforts have protected over 2.2 million acres of land in the Andes-Amazon region.
Scientific research guides our approach, and is rooted in our biological stations and field programs in the Andes-Amazon. We created conservation birding lodges within our biological stations to provide an opportunity for conservation supporters to see the forests and wildlife we strive to protect, and witness our conservation efforts in action. The lodges also provide career opportunities in ecotourism for local communities.
Learn more about our research, conservation, and education activities at our main home page: Amazon Conservation Association. You can also sign up for our newsletter, follow us on facebook or twitter, view us on YouTube, or donate. ACA has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and Gold Certification from GuideStar.
Our Conservation Work in the Amazon
The program is rooted in our three biological stations, which provide an on-the-ground presence where we conduct our conservation work. We are a leading institution in research on forest ecosystems and wildlife, and promote high-quality research by providing premier facilities and logistical and technical support at our stations, awarding scholarships for field projects on priority conservation issues, and facilitating communication and collaboration among researchers, communities, decision-makers and other actors. Research generated at our stations is shared with area communities to strengthen technical capacity for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, strengthen the regional capacity for environmental governance, and promote rational scientific discourse as a basis for decision-making. Our biological stations typically host 25 research projects and 15 field courses each year, attracting researchers who have cataloged over 6,900 species and published more than 260 scientific papers to date.