Amazon Conservation Association (Washington, DC)


  • Name:Mrs. Megan MacDowell
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Amazon Conservation Association
  • Address:1822 R Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:2022342356
  • Main fax:2022342358

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  • Mission:
  • The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon basin. Our efforts are geographically focused in the headwaters of the Amazon basin, where the Amazon forest meets the Andes range in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia. This area has long been recognized as one of the most biologically rich regions on earth. Here the Amazon wilderness is still largely intact and extends for thousands of miles without interruption, providing habitat to jaguars, tapirs, giant river otters and many other species facing extinction elsewhere. Protecting the slopes of the eastern Andes provides a safe haven for rare species in times of rapid climate change.

    ACA currently protects over 1.5 million acres of Amazonian rainforest through conservation concessions, Brazil nut concessions, and research stations. Using cutting-edge science and innovative conservation tools, ACA is creating models for others to follow. We established the world’s first conservation concession, manage some of the best research stations in the tropics, and are leading the charge to find mechanisms such as the voluntary carbon market and payments for environmental services to make forest conservation financially sustainable.

  • History:
  • ACA was founded in 1999 by Dr. Adrian Forsyth and Enrique Ortiz. Dr. Forsyth is a Harvard-educated tropical ecologist and one of North America’s finest natural history writers and author of nine books. Enrique Ortiz is one of Peru’s most respected conservationists, having established one of Peru’s first environmental organizations (APECO). After working together on a project supporting forest protection with Brazil nut harvesters in Peru’s Madre de Dios region, they decided to found an organization that could focus on enouraging other such projects that offer sustainable livelihoods for local communities while protecting the highest diversity areas of the Amazon rainforest.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:14
  • Advisory board size:4
  • Staff size:8

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Adrian Forsyth
    Enrique Ortiz
    Jeff Woodman
    Amy Rosenthal
    Bruce Babbitt
    Dorothy Batten
    Wade Davis
    Sarah duPont
    Thomas Lovejoy
    Manuel Rios
    Kathy Ruttenberg
    Miles Silman
    Pedro Solano
    Steve Voorhees

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Luis Felipe Duchicela, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • (see attachment)


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-2211305

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:522211305
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:1012 14TH ST NW STE 625
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20005-3476
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 8
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Scientific Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2000
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C320
  • Asset Amount:$6,421,603
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$7,834,629
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$7,834,629
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:09:37 pm

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