World Bank approves GEF-funded project to strengthen management of freshwater ecosystems shared by four Amazon countries
Jul 2022 The World Bank's Board of Directors approved a $12.84 million grant to strengthen conditions for Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to manage the shared freshwater ecosystems of the Putumayo-Içá river basin in the Amazon region.
The project, prepared and supervised by the World Bank, is led by the environment ministries of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the Secretariat of the Environment of the State of Amazonas in Brazil. It is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with counterpart resources of nearly US$90 million, and will be executed by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Learn more (in Spanish)
ASL is looking for a Communication specialist consultant
Jun 2022 The World Bank is searching for a communication consultant for its Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program. If interest, submit you interest and CV by July 16th, 2022. Washington DC or Bogotá. Here you will find more information. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASL Newsletter May 2022
May 2022 In this newsletter we are excited to highlight the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) 2021 Progress Report. During 2021, the ASL1 national projects achieved important results, showing strength and resilience in response to the challenges generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and making local and national level contributions to address the impacts of the global climate and biodiversity crises. These accomplishments are a result of the strong collaboration and commitment of the ASL teams, national and subnational governments, executing and implementing agencies, associated partners, the GEF Secretariat, and all the teams and communities in the field. The report has a set of successful stories that we hope can be scaled up. Read the newsletter
Study Tour Strengthens Community-based Sustainable Tourism Initiatives in the Amazon
March 2022 The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program supports Community-Based Sustainable Tourism, recently facilitating a knowledge exchange journey, including virtual lessons and a study tour with local entrepreneurs, community leaders, and government officials from Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The Community Tourism: Amazon Exchange was sponsored by the ASL, with the purpose of improving integrated landscape management and ecosystem conservation in priority areas of the Amazon.
ASL 2021 Annual Conference Report
Feb 2022 The Partner countries of the Sustainable Amazon Landscapes Program (ASL), Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname have gathered virtually once again in another successful ASL Annual Conference, which was held on Novemeber 17th and 18th 2021. Read the report in English | Spanish | Portuguese
ASL Newsletter December 2021
December 2021 Read ASL’s latest newsletter with stories from our national projects, latest blogs and feature stories, such as The Amazon we want – and key ideas on how to get there, and publications from the ASL & partners. English | Spanish | Portuguese
Dec 2021 Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) is an approach designed to secure the policies, conditions, and full funding for the effective and long-lasting protection of our planet’s important natural places. It is being applied in Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, and Peru, and there is increased interest in applying the PFP approach in other countries. To meet that interest with information, the ASL Working Group on Sustainable Finance has led the publication of Securing Sustainable Financing for Conservation Areas; A Guide to Project Finance for Permanence, to capture the experience and lessons learned from PFP practitioners and to serve as a guide for the application of the PFP approach. Download the PFP Guide
Amazon Assessment Report 2021:
The Amazon we want – and key ideas on how to get there
Nov 2021 The Amazon plays a critical role in influencing the global carbon cycle, it is the world’s largest freshwater system, hosting 40% of the world’s remaining rainforest and 10% of the world’s known biodiversity. Protecting the Amazon is a survival issue and a moral imperative that can be accomplished by promoting an integrated conservation and development model that is inclusive and socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.
Read the blog post on the Amazon Assessment Report 2021 English | Spanish
Exchange of Experiences in Conservation Agreements - Brazil
Sept 2021 The partner countries of the Sustainable Amazon Landscapes Program (ASL), Brazil, Colombia and Peru, have developed different types of Conservation Agreements - defined as voluntary mechanisms of mutual benefit - aimed at strengthening the effective management of Protected Natural Areas (ANP) and associated strategic areas, improving ecosystem connectivity, biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihood development. In this second session, knowledge, good practices, lessons learned, and challenges related to the management of these agreements in Brazil were shared.
Read more and download the presentations
Indigenous Peoples Day
Aug 2021 On Indigenous Peoples Day the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program recognizes the Indigenous people that coexist in balance with nature. Their culture & ancestral knowledge is essential for the conservation of the Amazonas. Watch our video
XXIII RedLAC Congress 2021
Aug 2021 This year's Congress (September 28-30th) gathered unique engagement and learning opportunities between the member funds, strategic allies, donors, impact investors, government representatives, and the global conservation finance community to address the topic of “Road to 2030: The role and added value of CTFs in meeting global goals”. Read more
World Rangers Day
Jul 2021 Brave and committed Rangers risk their lives to protect and conserve the Amazonas. The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program recognizes their dedication and sacrifice while working on 210 protected areas. Watch the video
Fishing for Sustainable Livelihoods – Agreements for Fisheries Management in the Brazilian State of Amazonas
Jul 2021 The fisheries sector plays a significant role in the Amazonian local economy both for subsistence and livelihoods generation. Unsustainable commercial fishing and poor fishing practices threaten fish stocks and fish size. Five fisheries agreements with local communities in the Brazilian state of Amazonas will help promote sustainable fishing and establish regulations for sport and commercial fishing.
Read the story English | Portuguese