Amapa National Rainforest Development Project, Brazil

Amapa National Rain Forest Development Project is an ongoing partnership with Conservation International, Walmart Instituto and the Brazilian environmental agency ICMBio. Funded by USAID, This $1.5 million, five-year partnership seeks to transform the 414 thousand hectares of forest into a model of tropical forestry management and sustainable use of Amazon resources.

Amapa National Rain Forest Development Project

The Amapa National Rainforest Development Project focuses contributing to local sustainable development and to transform the Amapá National Forest into a model for the management of protected areas. This region is known for its high levels of biodiversity and endemism, as well as a high diversity of ethnic groups, among indigenous and other traditional communities. The project will focus on three areas: the improvement of forest management; the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive Management Plan; and the elimination of non-sustainable activities through substitution of more environmentally-friendly alternatives. With USAID support, the partners prepared the management plan of the Amapá National Forest, a document required by Brazilian authorities that establish the guidelines for the management of any protected area. The program will eventually prevent the release of 458 million tons of carbon, protect 183 million trees, and provide employment, education, and business opportunities to thousands of local people.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio)

    Staff size: 6-25

    The mission of the Chico Mendes Institute is to protect the Brazilian natural heritage and promote the environmental development. TheChico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity...

  • Walmart Instituto

    Brazil | Staff size: 6-25

    Walmart Institute is a nonprofit organization. Founded in 2005, and maintained by Walmart Brazil, it is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Private Social Investment and...

  • Conservation International (CI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all​.

    Conservation International knows that human beings are totally dependent on...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Brazil
  • Start Date 2007
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 1.5 Million