Atlantic Forest Investment Priorities

1.  Stimulate landscape management initiatives led by civil society in Central and Serra do Mar corridors 1.1  Support civil society initiatives that evaluate spatial relationships in land use, local biodiversity, and the dynamics of fragments within a corridor context
1.2  Support projects led by civil society that focus on low-impact land use, such as ecotourism
1.3  Promote economic incentives that contribute to conservation
1.4  Support efforts to disseminate and increase technical knowledge of cost-effective and innovative tools for reforestation through civil society efforts
1.5  Compile and analyze biodiversity knowledge within and between key forest fragments for conservation planning and management
1.6  Support civil society efforts to establish management strategies for endemic, Endangered, and Critically Endangered species
1.7  Support efforts to build institutional capacity of civil society
1.8  Strengthen public awareness of biodiversity issues from a civil society perspective
2.  Improve management of existing and future public protected areas through targeted civil society efforts 2.1  Stimulate efforts by civil society to create and implement new public protected areas within the two corridors
2.2  Support activities led by civil society participants that increase viability, connectivity and forest cover in buffer zones of protected areas
2.3  Compile and analyze biodiversity knowledge in protected areas for conservation planning and management
2.4  Support efforts to establish management strategies for Endangered and Critically Endangered species in protected areas
3.  Increase the number of private protected areas through civil society efforts 3.1  Stimulate the creation and implementation of RPPNs in the two corridors
3.2  Together with the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation and FUNBIO, catalyze and operationalize an "Action Plan and Alliance" to support management of RPPNs
4.  Create an Action Fund to improve civil society identification and management of critical areas of habitat 4.1  Create action fund to build the capacity of NGOs, grassroots initiatives, community outreach, and other small-scale efforts to improve management of critical habitats
4.2  Provide small-scale support for projects and interventions in habitat of Endangered and Critically Endangered species outside the two corridors

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