The Ecuadorian Amazon is at high risk of deforestation and degradation, with pressure on forest ecosystems increasing as competing land uses from extractive and agricultural activities continue to rise. The project will work at both regional and local levels. At regional level, the project will strengthen the institutional framework for the integrated management of the Circunscripcion Territorial Amazonica de Ecuador (CTEA). At local level, the project will work in the priority landscapes of Putumayo-Aguarico (North) and Palora-Pastaza (South) to improve ecological connectivity, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest-friendly productive activities for local populations, with an integrated landscape management approach.
Focal Area: Biodiversity and Land Degradation
Project Status: Project Development
GEF ID: 10259
Program: Amazon Sustainable Landscapes II #10198
Implementing agencies: WWF-GEF
Executing agencies: Ministry of Environment, CI-Ecuador
GEF Project Grant: US $6,623,853
GEF Agency Fee: US $538,332
Co-financing: US $56,378,000
Environmental and Social Safeguards Information:
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