Research. Education. Collaboration. Conservation
We lead long-term wildlife research projects, nature-friendly ecotours, and expeditions, volunteer programs, community development initiatives and nature conservation activities in the Amazon rainforest and Andes mountain ecosystems of Peru
Implementing nature conservation strategies, contributing to sustainable livelihoods and improving our understanding of Peru's
Neotropical ecosystems, since 1997
What we do
Our objectives are to identify and implement long-lasting solutions that conserve Peru's biological and cultural diversity. We achieve this by leading our own projects, sharing information, and collaborating in as many positive ways as possible.
Where we do it
Our work is focused on the lowland rainforest and Andean cloud-forest and aquatic ecosystems of the Amazon Basin in Peru, with an emphasis on the regions of Cusco, Madre de Dios, and Puno.
research, monitoring and conservation
What Our Friends and Supporters Are Saying
"Thank you so much for your inspiring passion. I wish more organizations were like yours."
"I had an incredible time volunteering with Fauna Forever. A great organization
and a great group of research coordinators. Thanks again!"
ELISE COPLERUD (USA)
TYLER FE (USA)
"Thank you so much for this opportunity. These last four weeks have been some of the most
interesting and thought-provoking periods of my life."
SARA KAIDEN (USA)
"This was the first time I have been around biologists and environmental scientists. It was amazing
to see the world from a different perspective, especially in a forest like the Amazon."
AIKO LEE (UK - HONG KONG)
"One of the best weeks of my life was working with this amazing organisation.
Such important work. Such great people."
KATE WILLS (UK)
A tangle of lianas and trees near Soledad Lake, Peru (Photo: Juan Carlos Huayllapuma)
A Royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus). This fabulous bird was briefly caught in a mist net, had a numbered band placed on its leg, and had its vitals measured before being released in Tambopata, Peru (Photo: Tom Ambrose)
Early morning mist rising over the Inca citadel of Machu picchu. A truly unforgetable sight! (Photo: Ava Peattie)
One of the rooms at the Yellow River Homestay in the Quellomayo Community near Machu picchu (Photo: Andrew Bruton)
Banding an antshrike in the Tambopata rainforest, Peru (Photo: Jason Kopp)
Peruvian ornithologist, Juan Molina, assessing the wear-and-tear on a bird's wing (Photo: Gaby Wiederkehr)
Citizen science volunteers visit us from across the world to briefly assist us for a few days with our work as they tour Peru
A Chrotopterus auritus bat, temporarily caught as part of a long-term study of bat diversity and population structure in the Peruvian Amazon (Photo: Chris Ketola).
A group of volunteers at the El Gato Homestay in Tambopata, one of our wildlife research sites and community ecotour destinations (Photo: Chris Kirkby).
A group of White-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) on the edge of a clearing in the forest (Photo: Tom Ambrose).
A bird team volunteer releasing a Band-tailed manakin (Pipra fasciicauda)(Photo: Gaby Wiederkehr)
Cacao is now a major cashcrop for local communities in Madre de Dios, Peru (Photo: Juan Carlos Huayllapuma).
An intern on the medicinal plant research team and community development project showing off hands dyed red by "achiote" seeds (Photo: Juan Carlos Huayllapuma).
One of the elders at the Puerto Nuevo Native Community in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon (Photo: Juan Carlos Huayllapuma).
Amazon Rainforest Research and Conservation Blog
Here we cover a broad range of topics and activities related directly or indirectly to our projects in Peru. Some blog posts are written by our staff, others by our volunteers and interns
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
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