LAI and COICA: Partners in Conservation and Indigenous Rights



Posted on 20 February 2014  | 
Photos of indigenous people from the community of Quichua Unionmuyuna, Province of Napo.
© Valeria SorgatoEnlarge

The Living Amazon Initiative (LAI) and the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Amazon (COICA) signed a memorandum of understanding to implement a regional vision for conservation of the Amazon, taking into account all the work that COICA and its national organizations have been developing. This includes sharing experiences, information and knowledge on conservation and sustainable management of protected areas and indigenous territories. The memorandum of understanding also includes launching of the Strategy for the Conservation of Indigenous Territories (SCIT), and supporting activities related to the exchange of experiences with issues related to indigenous rights and their relation to conservation. Through this agreement, WWF will help COICA build capacity to advance efforts focused on biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and Indigenous REDD+.

Photos of indigenous people from the community of Quichua Unionmuyuna, Province of Napo.
© Valeria Sorgato Enlarge

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