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.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Brazil|
|Value||USD 1.5 Million|