Posted on 23 May 2016
Delegates of the protected areas systems, chiefs of the parks, community leaders, and local governments representatives of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, gathered today in Rio Branco, Brazi
Rio Branco, May 18, 2016
. Delegates of the protected areas systems, chiefs of the parks, community leaders, and local governments representatives of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, gathered today in Rio Branco, Brazil, and will be working until tomorrow in the articulation of the protected areas Parque Nacional Alto Purús and Reserva Comunal Purús of Perú; Parque Estadual Chandless and Reserva Extrativista Cazumbá-Iracema of Brazil, and Reserva Amazónica Manuripi of Bolivia, located on the triple border between these countries.
This regional meeting, convened by Redparques
and organized with the support of the Integration of Amazon Protected Areas - IAPA project
, is held in the framework of the Amazon Vision
, a strategy that seeks to integrate the countries in issues like governance, identification of conservation opportunities, management effectiveness, and financial sustainability of the Amazon protected areas.
The main objective of IAPA is to contribute to the increase of the ecosystem resilience to the effects of climate change by keeping the provision of goods and services that benefit biodiversity, communities, and local economies.
Joint lines of action between the three countries are expected at the end of this meeting, for them to work on the different Amazon Vision issues.
Did you know?
The protected areas selected for this meeting belong to one of the landscapes that IAPA project (with the help of SNACC project) defined as a priority because of their irreplaceable and diverse ecosystems and species. They’re also essential to carbon capture, hydric production, and biodiversity. Besides, they offer opportunities and benefits to the local communities and economies.
IAPA – Amazon Vision is financed by the European Union, coordinated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and implemented with the support of WWF and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.