What We Do

Our Mission

The ACEER Foundation designs and implements transformative, experiential learning that develops local and global environmental leaders who work to conserve and restore functioning landscapes in the Amazon Basin and beyond.

“The ACEER Foundation is the go-to experiential learning organization in southeastern Peru. We deliver innovative, transformative education programs to help develop the next generation of conservation leaders. ”


Our Vision

The ACEER Foundation is the go-to experiential learning organization in southeastern Peru that delivers innovative, transformative education programs to help develop the next generation of cross-disciplinary conservation leaders. Our programs represent a model for the rest of the country and Amazon Basin, with a focus on capacity development and community involvement. We are powered by a robust, professional staff and governed by an engaged, diverse board of directors. We operate against a well-developed strategic plan and enjoy a stable and ever-expanding funding base. We can and do measure the impact of our programs and clearly communicate results to our stakeholders.

ACEER has been a dynamic force for rainforest for over 25 years. We were the first in the Western Hemisphere to pioneer the scientific applications of Canopy Walkway systems; scientists have discovered new plant and animal species at ACEER-supported facilities; and new medicines have been discovered at our ethnobotanical gardens. Today we continue to offer life transforming, experiential learning opportunities to a local and global audience. ACEER has touched the lives of over 1 million people worldwide.

We know that rainforest destruction and climate change are leading to mass extinctions of plants and animals. But did you know that cultural extinction is occurring as well? Native Amazonian peoples are struggling for their very existence. ACEER is collaborating with the National Geographic Society and the University of Delaware to help the Ese’Eja people of Peru preserve their culture.

Our vision must extend beyond just the local populations we serve in Peru. We recognize that the Amazon is a living laboratory and holds, literally, the story of life on Earth. We feel we must take the lessons the Amazon offers for how to live sustainably and bring it home to schools and communities across the globe. The next generation of conservation leaders will come not only from Amazonia, but from every region of the world.


Your support of ACEER makes a difference!

Your support of ACEER makes a difference in the lives of the Amazonian people! Click below to see how you can partner with us by making a donation, hosting a fundraiser, purchasing coffee, following us on social media, or just learning more about the Amazon rainforest!

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