2023 Annual Report

This report offers an overview of our program, highlighting the achievements, challenges, and lessons from the national projects. These successes have been made possible through fruitful collaborations with governments, project teams, civil society, donors, and other organizations working in the Amazon region. Additionally, the report includes information on the third phase (ASL3) of the program.

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ASL Newsletter - July 2024

The latest edition of the ASL Newsletter is out! This issue commemorates Endangered Species Day with a feature story highlighting three emblematic species of the region—the pink dolphin, turtles, and jaguar—and the actions ASL national projects are taking to protect them. We also launched "Echoes of the Amazon," a section spotlighting conservation experts working to preserve the region. This edition features Peruvian Dennis del Castillo, renowned for his wetland preservation efforts.

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The Science Panel for the Amazon Recruiting for Youth Advisory Committee

The Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA) will establish a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to play a key role in the SPA’s efforts to mobilize the next generation of scientists in the region and ensure its work reaches a broader audience. Applications will be open from June 12-July 24, 2024.

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Feature Story: Preserving the Treasures of the Amazon 

The Amazon region is home to 10% of the world's known species, and there is still much to discover. Many Amazonian species are threatened by habitat loss, environmental crimes such as poaching and other human activities.

The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program has projects in seven countries in the region, working with communities to address these issues.

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International Funding for Amazon Conservation and Sustainable Management: An analysis of grant funding from 2013 to 2022

This analysis provides important data on funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon, especially given its focus on the period in which the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. This information can be used to inform and promote dialogue leading to enhanced donor coordination efforts. Key recommendations include updating these data regularly, enhancing the analysis with impact evaluations, using the data to establish synergies among donors and recipients, and increasing funding that goes directly to indigenous and local communities. The study makes the updated funding data from 2013-2022 available in an interactive open access data visualization dashboard, which was created by the World Bank during the previous study.

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 2023 Annual Conference Memoirs - Tarapoto, Peru

Explore the highlights of the Sixth Annual ASL Conference. Held in Tarapoto, Peru from November 13-17, 2023 the conference was a testament to the power of collective action.  Explore the exchange of knowledge, capacity building, and regional cooperation that took place during the event.

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Feature Story: Regional Collaboration to Address the Impacts of Mercury Pollution in the Amazon

Illegal mining in the Amazon region is causing widespread mercury contamination, with far-reaching consequences for ecosystems, biodiversity, and the health of local communities. This feature story highlights the development of a series of activities to strengthen regional collaboration in the fight against the impacts of gold mining and mercury pollution.

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Webinar: Presentation of the Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Amazon Basin/Region | May 14, 2024

The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) is an intergovernmental organization, conformed by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, which has as one of its fundamental areas of work the management of the relevant and unique biological diversity of the megadiverse ecosystem of the Amazon. In this context, the 8 Member Countries unanimously approved in 2021 the "Biodiversity Program for the Amazon Basin/Region" in order to improve the management of biological diversity and the protection of the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peoples and other communities of the Amazon.

As a first action of the Program to better understand the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Amazon Region, as well as their interrelationships, opportunities and effectiveness of responses to current threats, ACTO coordinated a group of 118 experts from Amazonian countries to develop during the years 2021-2023, a "Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Amazon Basin/Region", following the methodology and conceptual framework of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - IPBES. The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) in its mission to promote the dialogue of knowledge and best practices has created the opportunity to disseminate this important work.

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Webinar: Putting geospatial data into action: Indigenous Peoples' community-led rainforest monitoring in the Amazon region | April 2, 2024

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Globally, Indigenous Peoples and local community-managed lands play a pivotal role in mitigating climate change and preserving the planet's ecological balance, accounting for at least 293,061 million metric tons of carbon, equivalent to 17% of the total carbon stored in the world's forestlands, and roughly 16 percent of intact forest landscapes, serving as critical biodiversity havens. The Amazon region alone is home to around 500 different Indigenous groups, whose territories cover almost 29 percent of one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world, hosting more than 10 percent of the planet's biodiversity. Management of these indigenous territories has been shown to result in lower deforestation and degradation rates, conservation of biodiversity, improved livelihoods, food security, and enhancement of their rights across the Amazon.

In this webinar, we explored how new technologies, including geospatial data, directly used by Indigenous Peoples can support effective management of their territories, providing them with accessible, up to date information to monitor threats and preserve their natural resources. Drawing on examples of participatory monitoring efforts from Brazil, Guyana, and Peru, speakers showed how new technologies, including mobile apps, drones, and satellite imagery, are being used to track areas of deforestation and provide compelling evidence to influence policymakers. We discussed how community-led initiatives supported by geospatial data can tackle environmental threats and support the protection of these invaluable territories.

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