Amazonas Conservation Initiative
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Amazonas Conservation Initiative

We believe conservation success is defined by helping nature thrive so the people who depend on it live productive and sustainable lives.

It means a protected forest with old-growth trees, clean river water, and honoring the traditions of indigenous people so they may live in harmony with nature.
And to strengthen the rainforest ecosystem of the Kampankis area by facilitating sound conservation principles and supporting protection of the community land.

In the face of climate change and other threats to the ecosystems that sustain our planet, we continue to work urgently to save more intact landscapes and the diverse species within. We are dedicated to our mission: to conserve biologically diverse landscapes in Amazonas, in concert with local cultures, for the well-being of the planet.

Our current project is the Kampankis Project in Amazonas.

~ Kampankis Mountains ~

Kampankis Project

Amazonas ~ 38,850 sq km (15,000 sq mi) consisting of regions covered by rainforests and mountain ranges. The rainforest zone predominates (72.93%) and it extends to the north over its oriental slope, up to the border with Ecuador in the summits of the Cordillera del Cóndor.

Our area of research: The Kampankis Mountains. Measuring ~180 km long but just 10 km wide, the Kampankis form a knife-thin ridge with a maximum elevation of 1,435m, separated from the Cordillera del Cóndor to the west by a thin strip of lowland forest 40–60km wide that has been inhabited for centuries by Awajún people. The Kampankis Mountains harbor extremely diverse biological communities in which the lowland Amazonian flora and fauna mix with elements typical of Andean montane forests.

Info: Kampankis Project

Awajún Territory, Amazonas Peru

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Our Kampankis Project is the first of a documentary series exploring Awajún life;
their customs, language, traditions and, importantly,
their commitment to protecting the wildlife and the future of their ancestral lands.

Our Project is a collaboration between anthropologist Peter Lerche, authority on the indigenous people of Amazonas,
and Davarian Hall, founder of the Amazonas Conservation Initiative.

For information on how you can contribute to the success of the Kampankis Project
and enrich the lives of the Awajún, contact


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