Founded in 2010, Arbio manages and conserves 916 hectares of Amazon forest in the Río Las Piedras, Madre de Dios basin. The women-led organization aims to involve local communities in conservation efforts and through analog forestry. The organization claims its role as defenders of the forest, additionally employing staff members to conduct research, catalogue and present identified species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, Amazon Big Trees and birds to The Center of Ornithology and Biodiversity. Those interested in the organization’s efforts can even donate to protect an Amazon hectare or tree and receive a certificate allowing them to visit the location themselves.


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