The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon is a nonprofit working to conserve biodiversity and other natural resources in the Peruvian Amazon, for the benefit of all those who live in and depend on the rainforest.
Latest News from the Amazon
Our newest butterfly publication is online
Two of our recent Lepidoptera Research Assistants, Quin Baine and Gabriela Polo, led the research, which described the life stages and food plant of a butterfly species found at Finca Las Piedras. This is a novel host record for this species, and the first time anyone has described the caterpillars. Check it out!
New fish recorded at Finca Las Piedras
As part of our ongoing efforts to document the biodiversity of the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, we are collecting and cataloguing the fish species found within our property at Finca Las Piedras. The streams that pass through here are part of one of the most diverse yet almost completely unstudied watersheds in the Amazon, so this project is turning up lots of new information. Quincy Knowlton, an intern who contributed to our fish survey in 2019, has added 13 new fish species to our list. There is still much more to be done, but we're very happy with our progress so far.
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