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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


Webinar July 10, 2020: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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  |  See all ASL webinars


Webinar: Sustainable Tourism in the Post COVID-19 Era

May 2020  The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) conducted a webinar on Sustainable Tourism in the Post COVID-19 Era. This webinar analyzed the changes that the tourism sector is experiencing and the opportunities that are arising for the development of sustainable tourism. Watch the recording (Español)


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.
Learn more  |  Presentation English  |  Presentation Español  |  Watch the recording  |  See all ASL webinars


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.
Learn more  |  Download presentation  |  Watch the recording


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. Download the publication


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.
Learn more  |  Download the presentation  |  Watch the recording


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  English  |  Español   |   Português


ASL Newsletter February 2020

Feb 2020  Read the latest newsletter with the newly released ASL Progress Report and more on our online Community of Practice.
English  |  Español   |   Português


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


DGM Photo Contest

Jan 2020  The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM) is holding a photo contest entitled “The power of storytelling through the eyes of indigenous peoples and local communities.” Share your photographs of DGM projects and forest conservation activities in your community and win cash prizes. Deadline: February 29, 2020
Learn more  English  |  Español  |  Português


ASL Newsletter December 2019

Read more about some key events of 2019 for ASL in our newsletter.
English  |  Español  |  Português



Amazonia: Working Together for the Forest, Life and Peace – Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Forestry Community Selva Maya

Dec 2019  In July delegations from Brazil, Colombia and Peru conducted an exchange of experiences on community forestry in the area of the Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR). The learning of this model was proposed as a mechanism to strengthen the Sustainable Forest Management exercises that are developed in the Amazon region.
Download the report on challenges and lessons learned (Spanish)
Watch the video on Community Forestry – Learning from Petén (in Spanish with English subtitles)


Amazon's Indigenous Languages Hold the Key to its Conservation

Aug 2019  An interview with with Martin von Hildebrand on how Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge contributes to biodiversity and enables the Amazon conservation.
Read more  English  |  Español  |  Português


Why the Amazon's Biodiversity is Critical for the Globe

May 2019  Amazon expert and leading ecologist Thomas Lovejoy discusses threats to the Amazon, how best to manage them, and  the importance of ASL Program.
Read more  English  |  Español  |  Português


When the Forest Protection and Economic Grow Hand in Hand

Sep 2018  The Amazon forest landscape does more than give vital resources to the 33 million people that live in it. It sequesters 70bn tons of carbon, benefiting everyone.
Read more  English  |  Español  |  Português