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Oct 6–8, 2020: Sustainable Finance for Conservation – First REDLAC & Café Virtual Congress

RedLAC and CAFÉ are regional networks that group 43 environmental funds from 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, as well as 3 regional funds. Register to engage with a global community of conservation finance practitioners, including environmental funds, donors, impact investors, NGOs, the private sector, and government authorities. Read more

 

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Aug 27: Forever Costa Rica Association – 10 Years Sowing the Seeds for the Future of Conservation

Aug 2020  Forever Costa Rica Association (FCRA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This is a very special celebration and an opportunity to account for all of the impact and successes they have reaped over the years. The webinar creates a space where the donors of FCRA can be acknowledged and discussed how their continuous support has been instrumental in improving and scaling the organization.
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Survey on COVID-19, Indigenous peoples, communities and their territories, lands & waters

Aug 2020  The Université de Lausanne, faculty of geosciences and environnement, together with the ICCA Consortium is conducting a survey on community impacts of and responses to COVID-19. It aims at communities and organizations that work with them. The survey is open through Aug 30.
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Opportunity: Five PhD Graduate Student positions on the social-ecological dynamics of fisheries in Amazonia

Aug 2020  Five qualified and motivated candidates are sought to complete PhD studies at Virginia Tech and Indiana University in an interdisciplinary project on the coupled social-ecological dynamics of freshwater fisheries. Funded by NSF, the project is led by four main faculty who will coordinate different aspects of the project. Learn more  English  |  Português

 

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Free online training starts Aug 19 – Enroll now
Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

Aug 2020  Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence, wherein poor countries grew rapidly and began to catch up with richer countries. Poverty fell sharply. Learn from economists across the World Bank Group, who discuss how GVC impact a range of development issues. Learn more and register

 

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New documents in the ASL Knowledge Repository:
GEF – Delivering Tranformational Change and others

Aug 2020  Learn more about the five guiding principles of the GEF 2020 Strategy and get to know projects and programs behind each of the principles. This and other documents have just been added to the ASL Knowledge Repository.  Download the GEF 2020 Strategy  |  Explore the latest documents

 

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Webinar July 23: Wildlife Insights – A new platform to conserve and monitor wildlife in the tropics

Jul 2020  The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and is home to one in ten known species in the world. To help secure biodiversity, we need reliable and up-to-date information to understand the status and trends of wildlife species and prevent major threats. Watch the recording to learn about Wildlife Insights, an innovative technology platform solution build to speed up the processing, identification and analysis of camera trap data to enable data-driven wildlife conservation actions.
Read more  |  Download the presentation  |  Watch the recording  |  See all ASL webinars

 

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Winners of the DGM Photo Contest

Jul 2020  The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM) held a photo contest entitled “The power of storytelling through the eyes of indigenous peoples and local communities.” Explore the amazing winner photos with stories from Brazil of the Xavante and Xacriabá indigenous people. See all photos

 

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Webinar July 10: Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development – opportunities and challenges with COVID19

Jul 2020  The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) is holding its next online discussion on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development. Three knowledgeable panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges in a time of COVID19. They will discuss how mainstreaming assures that investments in nature (including recovery efforts) provide essential co-benefits for other sustainable development objectives. Learn more

 

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ASL Newsletter June 2020

Jun 2020  Get the latest newsletter of the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program with info on Integrated Watershed Management of the Putumayo-Içá river basin and interviews with Dr. Marcia Chame on how the environment matters to human health as well as Rodrigo Botero García on the future of community forestry in the Amazon.
Read the newsletter  English  |  Español  |  Português

 

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Webinar on Sustainable financing of protected areas – Public-private partnerships, the experience of Forever Costa Rica

Jun 2020  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  |  Download the presentation  |  Watch the recording  |  See all ASL webinars

 

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Why the environment matters to human health

Jun 2020  Deforestation and degradation of forests increase our exposure to animal pathogens and enables zoonotic spillovers. To prevent the emergence of zoonotic diseases, the relationship between humans and nature needs to fundamentally change from being consumers to being interdependent. The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) team spoke with Dr. Marcia Chame, coordinator for the Wildlife Health Information Center (Centro de Informação em Saúde Silvestre–CISS) within the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, about zoonoses and solutions for the future. Read more  English  |  Español  |  Português

 

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Carlos Manuel Rodriguez named new CEO of Global Environment Facility

Jun 2020  Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez has been selected as the next CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, the largest multilateral trust fund supporting environmental action in developing countries and the main financing mechanism for multiple United Nations environmental conventions. Read more  English  |  Español

 

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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. Download the Executive Summary  English  |  Español  |  Português

 

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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

 

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The Working Group on Sustainable Finance of Protected Areas
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Prepartion group for the regional project of the Putumayo-Içá basin.
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