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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 asl-info@worldbank.org

 

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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

 

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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.

Read the report in Portuguese | Executive Summary and recommendations in Spanish | Read the feature story here | Access all the training materials here in Spanish and in Portuguese 

 

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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 

 

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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

 

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Securing Sustainable Financing for Conservation Areas: A Guide to Project Finance for Permanence

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 

 

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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

 

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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 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Presentation of Initial Findings of the Science Panel for the Amazon

Jul 2021  This July the SPA released their initial findings as well as a draft version of their full report for public consultation. The SDSN and the World Bank co-hosted a high-level dialogue to present these initial findings and foster conversations between scientists and policymakers to advance sustainable development pathways in the Amazon. The event was discussion-focused, and featured interactions between the experts and policymakers. Learn more

 

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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

 

 

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The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) is an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to protect globally significant biodiversity and implement policies to foster sustainable land use and restoration of native vegetation cover. Download in English  |  Español  |  Português