Finca Las Piedras is located in Peru’s Madre de Dios region in southeastern Peru and is operated by the Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA).
Finca Las Piedras was established in 2016 with the purchase of a property containing abandoned agricultural fields and rain forest in various degrees of disturbance, ranging from heavily degraded to mostly intact. It is the site of the ASA’s various projects in biological research and monitoring and sustainable tropical agriculture.
The site is situated at the edge of the agricultural frontier that expanded following the paving of the Interoceanic Highway that now connects Cusco in the Peruvian Andes with ports on Brazil’s Atlantic coast. Bordering the property to the east are state-owned, privately-managed Brazil nut concessions that stretch to the border with Bolivia; beyond that lies a vast expanse of pristine rainforest that extends, essentially unbroken, for hundreds of kilometers into the Amazon Basin.
Peru’s Madre de Dios region is among the most biodiverse on the planet, and boasts world records for birds, mammals, plants, and invertebrates. Visitors to Finca Las Piedras have the opportunity to observe an amazing variety of lifeforms inhabiting a diverse range of tropical habitats.