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WildFF’s Future Leaders Program in Madre de Dios, Peru

Wild Forests & Fauna (WildFF) will be hosting the fifth and final year of a 5 year pilot program in the Peruvian Amazon: the Future Leaders summit. Taking place between January 14-18, 2018, the summit will bring together 10-20 local youth leaders from both the Amazon gateway city of Puerto Maldonado and rural communities in the Las Piedras river to collaborate on sustainable business solutions to local challenges. The program…

Community Makes Conservation

Group at the Las Piedras Amazon Center

Involving people in conservation and development at LPAC   The vision behind LPAC was to build a place in the Peruvian Amazon where people would come to study and connect with the incredible rainforest ecosystem while supporting the protection and sustainable development of the local region. Run by our Peruvian partners ARCAmazon, LPAC is a model for sustainable development in a very special area of Madre de Dios: the Las…

El viaje de una Innovadora: desde el Amazonas Peruano a un ‘Fulbright’ en la Florida

Tania Romero Bautista in the Amazon

También puedes leer este articulo en ingles. Durante el mes de enero del presente año la Red Innova visitó con entusiasmo la región Madre de Dios, los jóvenes participantes desde entonces han puesto en marcha sus ideas en esta región del Perú. Tania Romero Bautista, una de las primeras innovadoras que se unió al programa desde sus inicios, se encuentra estudiando como becaria Fulbright un master en desarrollo sostenible en…

Are YOU the Next WildFF Board Member?

WildFF’s Future Leaders Program in Madre de Dios, Peru

Wild Forests and Fauna (WildFF) is an international nonprofit based in Seattle, Washington committed to protecting and restoring globally important forests. Our vital work is growing beyond the executive board’s capacity and thus we are seeking professionals of all interests and backgrounds to join the fun and advance the cause. We are specifically seeking professionals with experience in project management, nonprofit development, and communications. We desire applicants who are committed…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Wilder than Ever!

Community along the Las Piedras River

This is the 3rd post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. Read the previous posts: 1. Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network 2. Future Leaders Summit 4: Hopes and Dreams Our 4th Future Leaders Summit was a great success, better and wilder than ever before! This was the first year that the Future Leaders Program was able to directly collaborate with ARCAmazon & LPAC, situated in the heart…

ARCAmazon: Reforestation Updates

Thanks to our incredible supporters at WildFF, we have been able to sustain a long term partnership with Peruvian-based, nonprofit ARCAmazon. ARCAmazon works to find solutions that promote the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable development of the Las Piedras Watershed, which is located in the heart of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. This important watershed serves as a physical borderline between unsustainable resource extraction and one of the world’s last remaining intact rainforests. In 2015, with the…

ARCAmazon & Round River: Inspiring Future Generations

Being an intern is rewarding, hectic, challenging, and most certainly a learning experience. One of the most remarkable things I have learned during my time as an intern for WildFF is that we are not alone, and that we play our important role in big-picture conservation. There are many small organizations that have goals similar to WildFF – place-based conservation, community, science, integrity, and passion – and it’s a wonderful realization…

ARCAmazon Conservation Research Grows

Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC) is getting ready for a busy summer as a new wave of visitors make their way to the Peruvian Amazon.  Several volunteer groups and researchers are heading down to this special part of the world to learn, relax, and provide some volunteer services. A team of conservation researchers will be looking at primate populations, specifically the endangered Peruvian black spider monkey (Ateles chamek), to see how…

Pinchot Alumni prove that business can protect the Amazon

Contrary to popular belief, the rainforest wasn’t actually saved in the 80s; it is actively being destroyed before our eyes by mining, logging and agriculture. But Wild Forests and Fauna (WFF), a non-profit founded by three Pinchot alumni, is working to protect this critical resource by using business as a driver for conservation. Today we celebrate the International Day of Forests. This month, WFF founders Liz Feldman (C8), Nancy Zamierowski (C9) and I…