Amazon Rainforests and Climate Change

Non-Timber Resource Management in the Amazon Rainforest: a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy from the Bolivian and Peruvian Experience.

Implementation period

32 months (January 2019 - September 2021)

EU grant amount

€ 818,294

Overall project amount

€ 1' 211,917 Euros


Countries:


Bolivia

Peru

Objective

To promote the sustainable management of non-timber resources – like acai or chestnuts – in order to have a comprehensive and sustainable forest management. This strategy will set the basis to create adaptation and mitigation processes to face climate change in the Amazon communities of Bolivia and Peru.

Beneficiaries

  • 75 families will benefit in Peru.
  • 82 families will benefit in Bolivia.

MAP - PROJECT INTERVENTION AREAS


"We coexist with the forests, and they are important because their fruit feeds us and our children”

Arnaldo Quiroga – Comprehensive Management Natural Area of Santa Rosa del Albuná Forest (Pando-Bolivia)

“The non-timber resource management in the Madre de Dios basin guarantees the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. However, it is important to strengthen the adaptive abilities of the communities that are vulnerable to extreme climate events.”

Luis Arteaga, Project Coordinator

FIRST RESULTS

Exchange between countries

Both countries exchange learnings and knowledge.

In Bolivia, the non-timber resource management is promoted in the framework of the Comprehensive and Sustainable Forest Management.

In Peru, they work on the value chains, promoting the principles and criteria of bio-commerce:

  • Sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Fair and equal distribution of benefits
  • Economic viability
  • Social responsibility
  • Access to land and resources rights

Team

  • Luis Arteaga,
    Project Coordinator - Asociación para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino Amazónicos (ACEAA)
  • Juan Loja
    Coordinator in Peru, Director sede Madre de Dios - Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA)
  • Daniel Larrea
    Sustainable Management Coordinator - Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA)
  • Pamela Ávila
    Environmental Monitoring Coordinator - Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA)

Partners

Lead organization


Co-applicants



Contact person in each country

Luis Arteaga
Project Coordinator, Asociación para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino Amazónicos (ACEAA)
larteaga@conservacionamazonica.org.bo


Juan Loja
Director in Madre de Dios office, Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA) 
jloja@conservacionamazonica.org

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