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Small Grant Program for the Bolivian Portion of the Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor
Establish and administer a $1 million small grants fund within Fundación Puma in Bolivia to support projects within the Vilcabamba-Amboró Corridor of Bolivia that help local communities better manage and use their natural resources in and around the protected areas of the corridor. CEPF and Fundación Puma will each contribute $500,000. This fund directly supports the CEPF strategic direction for the Tropical Andes Hotspot to encourage community-based biodiversity conservation.
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Resources in the Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor
Create a partnership between Conservation International-Peru and the Fund for the Americas (FONDAM) in Peru to establish a special grant-making window within FONDAM to fund projects specific to the Vilcabamba-Amboró biodiversity conservation corridor. Both CEPF and FONDAM will match $500,000 commitments, thus creating a funding initiative for the corridor of $1 million to be granted to civil society partners.
Small Grants Program for Species of the Vilcabamba-Amboró Conservation Corridor
Contribute to the small grants program for threatened species in the Peruvian portion of the Vilcabamba-Amboró biodiversity conservation corridor. Matching funds will be provided by Conservation International’s Center for Biodiversity Conservation in the Andes, creating at least two years of funding for research projects on priority species.
Formalizing Forest Access and Implementing Sustainable Brazil Nut Management in Madre de Dios, Peru: Bridging Phase
Continue working with Brazil nut producers to develop the remaining 300 Brazil nut concessions in Madre de Dios. At the same time, further strengthen INRENA’s (the Peruvian government agency overseeing natural resource management and protection) GIS and database management capability to ensure its readiness for the long-term sustainability of managing this region.
Formalizing Forest Access and Implementing Sustainable Brazil Nut Management in Madre de Dios, Peru
Develop and implement a forest management model that conserves the Brazil nut forests in the Vilcabamba-Amboró corridor in Madre de Dios, Peru by protecting the forests' size and integrity, while improving the standard of living of Madre de Dios Brazil nut producers.
Organizational Strengthening of the Council of Tacana Indigenous Peoples for Natural Resource Management and Conservation
Help achieve the objectives of the Sustainable Development Plan for the Tierras Comunitarias de Origen Tacana by increasing awareness and education on such issues as sustainable development of lands and promotion of ecologically sound economic alternatives. Build capacity within communities to organize and ensure complementary conservation efforts.
Prevention of Human-Induced Forest Fires in Madidi and Apolobamba National Parks
Establish partnerships with community-based organizations and cattle ranchers' association to promote the importance of controlling burning and involve these organizations in the development of sustainable natural resource practices. Conduct workshops, lectures and other activities and strengthen the capacities of local institutions to establish effective control of burning.
Help protect key polylepis forest areas, reforest high altitude watersheds with polylepis and develop community-based conservation programs to support these efforts.
Reducing Deforestation in the Buffer Zone of Bolivia's Madidi National Park: Promoting the Cultivation, Manufacture and Use of Bamboo Products
Establish capacity-building centers to guide local communities in the sustainable cultivation of bamboo, as well as the manufacture and marketing of bamboo products at the local, regional and national levels.
Biodiversity Conservation and Participative Sustainable Management of the Natural Resources of Amboró National Park and ANMIA
Undertake a participatory process in local communities to address conservation needs and sustainable practices in critical habitats.
Learning Host to Host: Ecotourism Exchanges in the Tropical Andes
Bring together leaders of three ecotourism lodges with four communities in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to share lessons learned on ecotourism and ultimately compile best practices to share with other communities and private companies.
Developing Natural Resources Management Programs in Four Communities Within The Vilcabamba-Amboró Corridor
Through a participatory process, train communities and interested families in natural resource management by developing and initiating projects in select localities.