We would like to thank many people and organizations for their guidance and support in making the Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program at BRIT a reality.
First we would like to thank Sy Sohmer and the BRIT staff for all of their support and patience during the last year of project planning and implementation. We deeply appreciate the infrastructure and support provided by our home institution, BRIT. This program would not be possible without it. We also thank the Friends of BRIT and all individual donors who have directly or indirectly supported the AABP. We thank the volunteers at BRIT who have dedicated their time and expertise to helping us push forward on our project vision.
We owe many thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for supporting us for three years (2004- 2007). We thank the Beneficia Foundation and John Mitchell for supporting the core botanical studies that led to the development of the AABP and for their continuing support of projects. We thank the WWF for their support of wetland studies in Madre de Dios, Peru. And we thank the Stanley Smith Horticulture Trust for supporting our studies of ornamental plants in the Peruvian Amazon. We would also like to thank several other foundations, organizations, and private donors that have helped to support and allow us to continue our research: Sally Channon, Clayton Fund, Discovery Fund, and Conservation International. Our research has also been supported by National Science Foundation under Grant No. (#0717453) to BRIT.
We thank the former INRENA and current DGFFS of Peru for their support and permission to carry out our vision of science and education in the Andes-Amazon region of southeastern Peru.
We thank our partners and collaborators for all the contributions they have already made and will be making to the AABP. We believe that integration is essential to carrying out the broad vision of science, education, and conservation in the Andes-Amazon region of Peru. We are happy to be working with such a cross-generational, international, multidisciplinary team toward common goals in the region.