Amazonia 2.0 is a project funded by the European Union, coordinated by IUCN-South and executed by a consortium of trained organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname, in a set of territories that cover more than 1.5 million of hectares in total.
The project was born in 2017, as a strategic alternative to fight the threats and pressures that are exerted on Amazonian forests, through the proper management of indigenous and campesino territories.
It’s an initiative that focuses on populations that “live in the forest and of the forest”, in a “bottom-up” work, that strengthens local capacities to create their own management models to prevent, address and mitigate damage, safeguarding natural heritage.
The Amazonia 2.0 intervention model has as its fundamental tool local oversight or monitoring, that allows indigenous or campesino communities to become a technical figure that ensures the sustainable management of their resources. The work of the local monitors, overseers or rangers, generates resonance in their communities, producing an impact on decision making in local, departmental or provincial and national authorities.
It’s precisely this incidence that allows a reduction of threats and pressures through the monitoring and attention of cases; and also, territorial management with a local and intercultural perspective, to achieve the purpose of conservation, restoration and sustainable use of natural resources.
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