Wrapping Up the year in the Peruvian Amazon
As 2015 draws to a close and the school year ends, we'd like to share some moments from this year's evaluations. (All photos by Adam Dewey of the Detroit Zoo.) All of CONAPAC's work in our partner communities, and the benefits to the people and the environment there, are possible because of your generosity. Thank you all.
A look at classroom activities
The evaluation team: District Department of Education officials, Detroit Zoo representatives, and CONAPAC staff.
A Local Initiative--The Garzal Reserve
The people of Santa Maria de Fátima, one of our partner communities, took the initiative a few years ago to foster a colony of herons in a nearby lake. With the support of the the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon, IIAP, and the organization Nature and Culture International, NCI, they were able to bring about the establishment of the Area of Environmental Conservation (ACA) El Garzal of Santa Maria de Fátima, the first reserve designated by the Amazon River district of Indiana. The community itself manages the protection of the flora and fauna in the area. The Garzal Reserve offers a unique experience in ecotourism as well, and helps the community improve their own quality of life.

On our evaluation visit we observed a related conservation activity in the classroom--reusing cans and bottles to create something decorative. Projects like this one go hand in hand with CONAPAC's emphasis on recycling and waste management. Thanks to all who have supported our Community Education Workshops and Adopt-A-School.
Our Newest Boat--ZooBote
CONAPAC Zoobote was made possible by donations from the Detroit Zoological Society. Having a large, reliable, spacious, and comfortable boat on the Amazon River helps us so much in carrying out our mission. And we've made great use of it in the last several months. Thank you, Detroit Zoo, for your continued support of all our conservation efforts in the Peruvian Amazon basin.
Wrap up your year with a donation to fund clean water systems, the schools, or the CONAPAC Amazon Library.
Give gifts of love this season.
There's still time to honor friends and family with a gift to CONAPAC. Printable gift cards are available on our website.
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CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.