The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA) is a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, for the benefit of all who live in and depend upon the rainforest.
News & Updates
June 3, 2020 - Version 2 of the Finca Las Piedras fish field guide is out!
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.
Nov. 4, 2019 - Our latest Lepidoptera 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!
April 11, 2019 - The Biannual Report for 2017-2018 is here!
Have a look at what our team has been up to in Peru during the past couple of years to protect plants and animals and other natural resources in the most beautiful and biodiverse rainforest on Earth! We're very proud of what we've done so far, yet there is still so much more to do. Check it out!