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May 6, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the Amazon Vision in 2016 to be the framework unifying the Agency’s goals across the region. This Vision provides a coordinated and strategic regional response to threats facing the Amazon forest in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname. It describes, guides, and measures USAID’s investments and conservation impact at a regional scale and includes the work of the Amazon Regional Environmental Program (AREP), the bilateral Missions, and USAID/Washington projects in the Amazon.

 

April 28, 2021

The Amazon is home to 33 million people, 60 percent of the world’s remaining rainforests, and one-third of all known plant and animal species. Local communities rely on the region’s natural capital for water, food, and livelihoods. Populations worldwide benefit from the Amazonian ecosystem, which affects global weather patterns and holds up to 140 billion tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of 14 decades worth of human emissions. This region’s importance cannot be overstated; the threats it faces cannot be underestimated.

April 23, 2021

The Amazon region’s 1.6 million indigenous people are important partners in biodiversity conservation, but face significant challenges when advocating for their interests to outside economic and political interests. Indigenous peoples’ organizations need support to strengthen their institutions in order to defend their rights.

HOW DOES THE PROJECT WORK?

●      Indigenous organizations receive technical support to strengthen their administrative and financial management capacities.

●      Each indigenous organization is managing a small grant to help them meet their institutional development goals.

 

April 23, 2021

Los 1,6 millones de indígenas de la región amazónica son socios importantes en la conservación de la biodiversidad, sin embargo, enfrentan desafíos importantes cuando defienden sus intereses ante intereses económicos y políticos externos. Las organizaciones de pueblos indígenas necesitan apoyo para fortalecer sus instituciones a fin de defender sus derechos.

April 23, 2021

La Cuenca del Amazonas está en constante cambio y está amenazada debido al desarrollo de infraestructura a gran escala, la rápida expansión agroindustrial, la extracción de recursos naturales y un medio ambiente fluctuante. Utilizando tecnologías geoespaciales y satelitales de vanguardia, SERVIR-Amazonia permitirá a las autoridades rastrear cambios ambientales casi en tiempo real, evaluar el impacto de las amenazas climáticas en los recursos y responder rápidamente a desastres naturales. SERVIR es una iniciativa global conjunta entre NASA y USAID.

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