The Peruvian Amazon sustains some of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. However, deforestation and land degradation from infrastructure development, mining, agricultural expansion, logging, and weak management represent significant threats to these areas. To ensure Peru’s protected areas have adequate funding to manage these threats, the GEF-funded project, “Securing the Future of Peru´s Protected Areas,” is working on an innovative financial model that will provide long-term financial sustainability to Peru’s Amazon protected areas. In addition to sustainable conservation, the project will ensure these funds strengthen effective management of protected areas—creating an overall governance structure conducive to the protection of over 15 million hectares of Peruvian Amazon and forest biodiversity. As such, this project contributes to the larger “Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program,” which will bring a total of 73,117,000 hectares under improved management.
Focal area: Biodiversity, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management
Project status: Implementation
Executing Agency: SERNANP
GEF grant: US$ 9,007,528
Cofinancing total: US$ 54,460,781
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