USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs - FY 2016

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USAID works to protect nature and natural resources in service of security, global prosperity and self-reliance. Our forestry and biodiversity conservation programs help secure the livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, while conserving wildlife, biodiversity, and our shared global heritage.

In FY 2016, USAID field conservation programs improved natural resource management in highly biodiverse areas across more than 57 million hectares, an area about the size of Colorado and Nevada combined. As a result of USAID assistance, more than 1.5 million people have more income, better jobs, and other economic gains through sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Millions more benefit indirectly from biodiversity and the natural services it provides. Results from USAID funding around the world appear in this report. A selection of notable results and three in-depth project profiles serve to illustrate major approaches used by USAID and its partners. 

Date 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:15am

Last updated: February 23, 2018