Protected Areas and Climate ChangeBody of water at the Pacaya Samira Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.
TIMELINE: PROGRESS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMAZON CONSERVATION VISION
- 1983: Protected Areas Directors and FAO create REDPARQUES
- 2008: REDPARQUES leads the Conservation Vision on the base of work by SURAPA and OTCA for PoWPA implementation. CBD, WWF y UICN give their support; OTCA and CAN participate.
- 2010: COP10 CBD (Aichi) Vision Regional Action Plan and Report are presented – Ministers of Environment of Amazon countries give their support. The Vision is recognized in Decision X.31
- 2012: COP 11 (India) A report is presented and the Vision is recognized in Decision X1.24
- 2016: COP 13 (Mexico) Progress in the implementation of Amazon Vision Projects will be presented
The Latin American Network for Protected Area Systems Red Parques and WWF Living Amazon Initiative are leading a regional effort to strengthen Amazon Protected Area Systems and include the role of Protected Areas in climate change strategies and development plans through the project ‘Protected Areas: Natural Solution to Climate Change NASCC’ funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety BMUB as part Implementation of the Amazon Conservation Vision.
Amazon Protected Areas are key in helping communities and nature adapt to a changing climate. They build resilience to climate change globally, mitigate the impacts of climate events, ensure provision of ecosystem services and protect biodiversity. Protected Areas should be included in climate change strategies and development plans of the Amazon countries in order to facilitate climate-resilient development and promote a safer climate future.
REDPARQUES makes good progress in getting protected areas recognized as natural solutions to climate change.
Municipality of Colón is leading management on climate change...
Adapting to climate change: A new meaning to the Conservation and Management of Protected Areas of the Amazon...
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- By 2016 climate change vulnerability assessments of the Biome and its protected areas, as well as the role of PA in service provision will be available.
- By the end of 2016, climate change strategies and planning tools will be developed by local actors and applied by local communities to reduce ecosystem and human vulnerability in the Eastern Cordillera Real
- By the end of 2016, the Amazon Conservation Vision will be recognized as an international framework that includes the NPAS as an effective tool for climate change adaptation.
Colombia: PNN Alto Fragua
Ecuador: Corredor Llanganates Sangay
Perú: Santuario Nacional Tabaconas Namballe