The Ecuadorian Amazon is at high risk of deforestation and degradation, with pressure on forest ecosystems increasing as competing land uses from extractive and agricultural activities continue to rise. The project will work at both regional and local levels. At regional level, the project will strengthen the institutional framework for the integrated management of the Circunscripcion Territorial Amazonica de Ecuador (CTEA). At local level, the project will work in the priority landscapes of Putumayo-Aguarico (North) and Palora-Pastaza (South) to improve ecological connectivity, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest-friendly productive activities for local populations, with an integrated landscape management approach.
A recently signed peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the left-wing guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) opens the door to restoring the health of the country’s natural resources as well as preventing further damage or loss to them.
Illegal logging is more prevalent in Peru than in most countries around the world. The majority of the timber from Peru is harvested illegally. But the Peruvian government—with help from WWF and others—is turning this situation around. Together, they are transforming and modernizing Peru’s forest sector.
Indigenous communities control 30 percent of forested land in the Bolivian lowlands. The sustainable management of this land is essential to ensuring a prosperous future for Bolivia, its indigenous people and the environment. In this country and elsewhere, WWF plays a key role in helping community organizations strengthen their ability to promote sustainable forestry.
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