Protecting Forest and Freshwater Ecosystems in Amazonas State

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Located within the Amazon Basin, the State of Amazonas is home to over 123 million hectares of pristine forests. This project seeks to transform undesignated land into safeguarded zones, including reserves, protected areas, and Indigenous territories. In doing so, we aim to enhance both sustainable development and conservation in Amazonas.

Through a grant to Wildlife Conservation Society, we will collaborate with government bodies, local communities, Indigenous people, and other community organizations. Our goal is to expand areas compatible with conservation and improve management of existing and newly designated zones. This includes employing both technical and financial strategies to ensure enduring social and environmental impact.

Key landscapes of focus include Rio Negro and Central Amazonas, the Purus-Madeira Interfluve, and the Putumayo-Içá Watershed. This multifaceted approach underscores our commitment to long-term environmental preservation and sustainable community development in the Brazilian Amazon.

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