One of the most pristine forests in the Peruvian Amazon is being threatened by an illegal logging road that is about to infringe on indigenous lands. We have teamed up with the Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC) and Everland LLC to work with four indigenous gateway communities to prevent this. These communities, whose lands total 331,000 acres, will now be able to vigorously oppose this road – having received funding from Everland and logistical help from UAC. Further support is planned in the form of more grants and an avoided deforestation project that will provide long term funding to the communities for the environmental services they will render. These services will include the reduction of carbon emissions and the preservation of biodiversity, not only in the lands of the gateway communities, but in the 1,152,000 acres of unspoiled rainforest that will be shielded by the aforesaid communities: Sawawo Hito 40 community, Nueva Shahuaya community, Dorado community and San Pablo community.