Conservación Amazónica (ACCA) is a Peruvian non-profit organization founded in 1999, working at the confluence of the Andes and the Amazon. Its focus is in the field, training future conservationists, partnering with local communities, developing new scientific strategies to achieve its goals of preventing damage to ecosystems, and achieving sustainable management and use of natural resources in the most diverse ecosystem on the planet.
Acción Andina and ACCA partnered up with the objective of restoring high Andean forest ecosystems in two landscapes in the Cusco region. In the Challabamba montane forest, ACCA leads the Andean (Spectacled) Bear conservation project; its main goal is to learn about movement patterns, diets, and long-term climate change impacts of this highly endangered species. Here, Acción Andina is restoring high Andean forests, the natural habitat of the dwindling Andean Bear population, to safeguard the species’ existence. In the Q’ero landscape, ACCA, together with the Japu Native Community, also conducts reforestation activities with high Andean native species.