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Chocó-Manabi Conservation Corridor
Strategic Direction 3.  Identify and promote sustainable development practices in communities near selected protected areas
Design and Implementation of a Socioenvironmental Information and Monitoring System in the Chocó-Manabí Corridor
Inform the design of the Socioenvironmental Monitoring System for the Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor by providing a forest cover and change detection map for the period of 1990-2000 that will be part of a predictive land-cover model.
Amount $19,210
Grant Term 11/06-9/07
Grantee Conservation International
Selecting Productive Alternatives for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Resources In Three Chachi Centers in the Province of Esmeraldas
Identify sustainable economic alternatives for communities living in and around the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve. The project will contribute toward a larger process of assisting Chachi communities to develop and manage the sustainable use of natural resources.  
Amount $5,000
Grant Term 1/06-2/06
Grantee Fundación Ecuatoriana de Estudios Ecológicos
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF, 19 KB)
Green Gold Sustainable Production Alternatives: Analog Forestry for the Conservation of Chocó, Colombia
Reduce the negative environmental impacts of mining in the Colombian portion of the Choco by working with local populations to promote biodiversity conservation, environmental certification for gold mining, restoration of degraded areas, and delineation of conservation areas within community territories.
Amount $99,670
Grant Term 6/05-3/07
Grantee Corporación Oro Verde
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Conservation and Sustainable Development in Laguna de Cube
Improve the management of biodiversity in Laguna de Cube – Mache-Chindul Reserve, promoting sustainable practices that halt the loss of habitat, increase the forest coverage and improve the livelihoods of communities. The project will help reforest areas surrounding the lake, improve solid waste collection, improve agroforestry systems and develop ecotourism activities.
Amount $35,000
Grant Term 3/04-2/05
Grantee Fundación Jatun Sacha
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF)
Promoting Conservation Coffee Production Within the Coffee Growing Zone of the Micro-Corridor Paraguas-Tatamá
Develop the micro-corridor of Serranía de Los Paraguas – Parque Nacional Tatamá Paraguas-Tatama through the implementation of a series of interventions with local coffee growers in the region. Maintain and improve practices of conservation coffee under the shade of the forest canopy in this region, which connects two key protected areas.
Amount $316,450
Grant Term 10/03-9/07
Grantee Conservation International
Development and Implementation of Private Nature Reserves in Serranía de los Paraguas
Promote a network of private reserves in the Tatamá-Paraguas Conservation Corridor. Prepare needs assessments and management plans for 12 private reserves. The grant also supports small sustainable agriculture projects aimed at maintaining forest cover to promote connectivity between these private reserves and development of a marketing plan to promote green products produced by farmers involved with the project.
Amount $152,945
Grant Term 6/03-12/05
Grantee Corporación Serraniagua
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF)
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Promoting and Evaluating Conservation Best Practices for the Coffee Growing Zone of the Micro-Corridor Paraguas-Tatamá
Support to Colombia’s premier coffee association to encourage coffee farmers located in the Tatamá-Paraguas Conservation Corridor to adapt best practices for conservation coffee. Activities include agricultural extension and training in conservation coffee, development and implementation of a marketing plan, an auditing system to monitor adoption of best practices and assistance to farmers to access credit.
Amount $210,000
Grant Term 6/03-12/05
Grantee Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, Comité Departamental de Cafeteros del Valle del Cauca
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF)
Restoration of Mangrove Forests in Muisne, Ecuador
Restore and monitor 13 hectares of mangrove forests in the buffer zone of the Mache Chindul Ecological Reserve that have been degraded by shrimp farming.
Amount $6,575
Grant Term 5/03-5/04
Grantee Fundación de Defensa Ecológica
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF)
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Awacachi Corridor Project - Sustainable Community Development and Capacity Building
Enable the development of an integrated landscape conservation approach for the Chocó-Manabi corridor area, whilst strengthening the institutional capacity of Fundación NYTUA to conserve and manage the biodiversity and ecological integrity in the Awacachi corridor.
Amount $329,934
Grant Term 1/03-12/06
Grantee Fauna & Flora International
Project Documents - Final report, Español (PDF, 34 KB)
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