Forest conservation in the Colombian Amazon: peace for people and nature


Forest conservation in the Colombian Amazon: peace for people and nature

Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park is one of the largest tropical forest national parks in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park has inestimable value for the climate, is home to indigenous peoples, and is home to a unique diversity of nature. Unfortunately, nowhere in Colombia is deforestation more severe than in the buffer zones surrounding Chiribiquete Park. As a result, biodiversity and the livelihoods of many people are severely threatened. Together with the local population and the authorities, WWF is working to protect and reforest the rainforest in the buffer zone and support income security for the local population through sustainable agriculture and forestry.

Role of EGS
Financial support of the project

Objective
Improve protection, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in 1,500 km² in the buffer zone of Chiribiquete Park in the Colombian Amazon. Livelihoods of local communities and indigenous groups are secured.

Duration
September 2020 – August 2024 (4 years)

Amount of funding
CHF 300’000