Peru / Regional
The Amazon rainforest is the single largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world, encompassing over 2,300,000 square miles and covering the territory of more than 7 countries in South America. Despite its importance, the Amazon rainforest faces unprecedent challenges coming from the high deforestation rates, illegal activities (mining, loggin, wildlife trafficking) and the conversion of forested areas for agriculture.
To address this issues, USAID/Peru’s Regional Environment Office (ENV) supports two programs:
- Peru Bilateral: which answers the specific challenges to the environment in Peru.
- Amazon Regional Environment Program (AREP): which responds to transboundary conservation threats across Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, Peru, and Suriname.
Through these two geographic approaches, USAID partners with host governments, along with indigenous groups, civil society, and the private sector, to conserve biodiversity, increase resilience to climate change, develop sustainable economic opportunities, increase water security, and combat environmental crimes.
The Environment projects (bilateral and regional) are organized into three main overarching themes:
Amazon Regional Environment Program (AREP)
USAID/Peru’s Environment Office (ENV) supports the Amazon Regional Environment Program (AREP) which responds to transboundary conservation threats across Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname, and complements bilateral work in these countries.