Protecting One Of The Wildest Places On Earth
The Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC) is dedicated to protecting the biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon headwaters in southeastern Peru. UAC works with its Peruvian partner organization, ProPurús, and in close collaboration with indigenous peoples, government agencies and other NGOs to strengthen the region’s protected areas, build the capacity of its local communities and affect well-informed, sustainable public policy. The Upper Amazon Conservancy prides itself on the time it spends in the field, working hard to understand the complex cultural, ethical and social issues facing these remote areas and indigenous tribes who live there.
UAC highlighted in Mizu Mission article
Mizu is among those rare companies that puts the planet before profit. Based in California, Mizu works to replace single-use plastic bottles with reusable products for adventures all over the world. A recent “Mizu Mission” article describes UAC’s work to protect isolated tribes and how Mizu is helping us reduce our plastic footprint while in the field.
New Transit Route Proposed for the Alto Purús
UAC recently led an investigation of a new transit route to connect the Alto Purús region with the rest of Peru. Called the “multimodal,” the route utilizes existing roads and the Purús River in Acre, Brazil, and is being promoted as a way to reduce dependence on expensive air transport and a sustainable alternative to a proposed highway. The investigation was conducted in collaboration with the Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA), Peru’s experts on environmental law and policy, and journalists from the country’s largest newspaper, El Comercio.