Upcoming Webinar: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sustainable financing of protected areas – Public-private partnerships, the experience of Forever Costa Rica
Forever Costa Rica Association (FCR), a private independent conservation trust fund created in 2010, works in partnership with the Government’s National Service of Conservation Areas (SINAC) to finance and implement the country’s biodiversity conservation efforts and PA system. FCR will present its 10+ years’ experience pursuing the conservation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems and the evolution of its alliances with the private sector and civil society. Read more
ASL Program Overview Executive Summary
May 2020 The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) was designed to bring together three countries – Brazil, Colombia and Peru – with the objective of protecting globally significant biodiversity and implementing policies to foster sustainable land use and the restoration of native vegetation cover. Learn more
Guardian of the Amazon
May 2020 Empowered indigenous women and farmers (campesinas) from different regions of the Colombian Amazon came together to share their experiences and lessons on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration, and sustainable production. Read more English | Español
Webinar: Sustainable financing of protected areas –
Earmarking funds from carbon taxes, Colombia
May 2020 Protected Area systems (PA) are globally considered as one of the most effective approaches for conservation and to tackle climate change, but they are facing ever increasing threats and chronic lack of critically needed financial resources. This webinar focused on the Colombian carbon tax as an economic tool to encourage national greenhouse gas mitigation goals. It showcased the negotiation and design process that led to these funds being earmarked and the resulting impact it has had on PA management and conservation. Learn more | Download the presentation | Watch the recording
Webinar: Roads in the Amazon
A better network for people and the environment
May 2020 The rapidly expanding network of roads in the Amazon is permanently altering the world’s largest tropical rainforest. The webinar discussed the expected environmental, social and economic impacts of 75 road projects, totaling 12000 kilometers of planned roads in the Amazon region. It was based on a study by the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) which contributes to informed decision-making by quantifying the environmental, social and economic effects of the planned projects.
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Webinar: Conservation and local community development in the Great Bear Rainforest
Apr 2020 This was the first of three webinars hosted by the ASL Working Group on Sustainable Finance. Brodie Guy, Executive Director of the Cost Funds, shared the innovative approaches and experience gained over 10 years of supporting First Nations community businesses, economic development and conservation management in one of the largest remaining temperate rainforests and highlighted lessons that could inspire similar approaches for Protected Areas around the world.
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Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program: Amazon Sustainable Landscapes
Apr 2020 This publication by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides an overview of the Amazon Sustainable Landscape Program's second phase (ASL-2), which builds upon ASL-1 to strengthen integrated landscape management and conservation of ecosystems in the Amazon region.
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Webinar: Technology Meets Policy in the Amazon
Mar 2020 Our recent webinar featured MAAP, an initiative of Amazon Conservation (ACCA), that specializes in satellite-based, real-time deforestation monitoring of the Amazon as well as their recent 2019 synthesis report on Amazon Deforestation Trends and Hotspots.
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The dream of community forestry in the Amazon:
An interview with Rodrigo Botero García
Mar 2020 Community forest management is an approach that supports communities through various co-management and community-based regimes to use, manage, and conserve forests. Learn more in our interview with Rodrigo Botero García, a recent recipient of “The Best Leaders of Colombia” award (Mejores Líderes de Colombia) for his work preventing deforestation in the Amazon, fostering community-led sustainable development and promoting the expansion of Chiribiquete, now the largest tropical rainforest national park in the world. Read the interview
ASL Newsletter February 2020
Comparative Analysis of Conservation Agreement Programs in the Amazon
Jan 2020 The analysis identifies CA program characteristics that deliver effectiveness, assesses how they are applied in the Amazon region and provides further recommendations. Read the report