July 1, 2020: 1% For The Planet was founded in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, to help connect its more than 3,000 individual and corporate members with approved, high-impact nonprofit partners that align with their values.
June 5, 2020: Update: Thanks to the generosity of donors to our GoFundMe campaign, over the past few weeks UAC staff and volunteers have provided emergency food and supplies to 118 indigenous families, close to 500 people, stranded in the city of Pucallpa, Peru due to the quarantine.
May 2020: Approximately 50 families from the remote Yurua and Purús watersheds have been living in the city of Pucallpa since the COVID 19 pandemic started and desperately need food. Please help us provide emergency food supplies!
February 2020: The La Novia Conservation Alliance recently completed its fifth year working to prevent illegal activities and protect threatened species along the La Novia River, a tributary of the Alto Purús River
December 2019: An article by UAC’s Chris Fagan discusses a massive invasion of coca farmers in the Urubamba watershed that threatens indigenous lands, protected areas and the isolated tribes who live there.
June 2019: After a decades long effort, indigenous tribes of the Yurua region have finally been granted a conservation concession protecting 112,850 acres (45,699 hectares) of intact lowland jungle near Brazil.