CI, the Walmart Institute, and the Brazilian environmental agency ICMBio have an ongoing partnership. The goal is to promote a regional demonstration model for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation within the Amapá Biodiversity Corridor which can be replicated at larger scales.
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This is achieved through the effective implementation and management of the National Forest of Amapá, a 412,000 hectare protected area in the state of Amapá, Brazil. Amapá is located in the Guyana Shield region, which represents the largest mosaic of native tropical forests in the world. The state of Amapá has approximately 97 percent of its native forests preserved and 72 percent of its territory under formal protection as Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories.
This region is known for its high levels of biodiversity and endemisms, as well as a high diversity of ethnic groups, among indigenous and other traditional communities.
To achieve this overall goal, CI is focusing on four main strategies:
- Promote effective management of the National Forest of Amapá and its surrounding areas, influencing the municipalities affected by this Protected Area.
- Enable the sustainable use of natural resources and a source of income, including payment for environmental services programs, in order to promote social and economic development at the regional scale.
- Strengthen the governance system through articulation and mobilization of local stakeholders, including local communities.
- Enhance knowledge through research and capacity building.
This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Conservation International, the Walmart Institute, and the Brasilian environmental agency ICMBio, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.