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Chagra's Fairs In The Colombian Amazon As An Alternative To Protect Agricultural Biodiversity And Traditional Knowledge: The Case of Tarapaca’s Indigenous Communities

In the Colombian Amazon, indigenous groups, women's organizations, the Sinchi Amazon Institute of Scientific Research, and the Ministry of Environment, implement Chagra’s Fairs (local name given to Agrobiodiversity Fairs) to empower initiatives based on principles of solidarity economy and traditional knowledge as an alternative to extractive economies that have historically operated in the region.

Building Climate-Smart Protected Areas in Colombia, Madagascar and the Philippines

Case studies describe application of CAMPA in the Gorgona and Sanquianga National Protected Areas in Colombia; Nosy Hara and Ambodivahibe Marine Protected Areas in northern Madagascar and two small protected areas in the Island Garden City of Samal in the Philippines.

Top 10 Lessons Learned from developing CAMPA and a bit of advice!

Uso De GPS Para Monitoreo De Nidación De Tortuga Charapa (Podocnemis Expansa) En El PNN Cahuinarí

El Parque Nacional Natural Cahuinarí creado en 1987, se encuentra ubicado al suroriente de la Amazonía colombiana e encuentra en condición de traslape del 100% con el Resguardo Predio Putumayo, territorio ancestral del pueblo indígena Bora-Miraña, representadas por la Asociación PANI y lo que lo convierte en un parque pionero en el desarrollo de estrategias de conservación concertadas con las comunidades locales.

The State of the Birds of Colombia

For the first time, The State of the Birds of Colombia evaluates the status and priorities for the conservation of Colombian birds. Unfortunately, the status of birds in the country has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades.
With the support of hundreds of researchers, this new publication highlights the serious problems facing birds in Colombia—establishing a barometer for the state of the environment in this, the richest country for birds on earth.

Private Sector Contribution To Protected Areas

Financial mechanisms allow private sector to participate in conservation of biodiversity through corporate responsibility programs and corporate image positioning and complementing the financial sustainability for Protected Areas Systems. Private sector shows an interest in contributing to the development of programs of corporate social responsibility that focus either on social or environmental fields. However, there is still a need for coordination with the National Authorities for Protected Areas.

Sustainable Cattle Ranching In Colombia: An Opportunity To Connect Agricultural Landscapes And Protected Areas

Alternative production systems such as pastures with trees, live fences, agroforestry and silvopastoral systems represent a significant potential as a strategy to mitigate the environmental impact of cattle ranching, to improve productivity, promote product diversification on farms, conservation biodiversity and contribute to adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

La Conservación Natural, Un Reto Económico

La obtención de recursos económicos para lograr cerrar la brecha financiera en las áreas protegidas de Colombia es un reto que afecta en gran medida su gobernabilidad más aún cuando se trata de abordar el uso, la ocupación y la tenencia de la tierra al interior de las mismas. Con esta problemática la Dirección Territorial Andes Nororientales de Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, negoció por primera vez para el país, que el valor de la inversión en conservación exigido a empresas sujetas a licenciamiento ambiental, fuera invertido en los Parques Nacionales de la territorial.

Community-Based Nature Tourism Strategy At Chingaza National Park – Colombia: A Tool For Conservation

Nature tourism, as an alternative for the development of rural communities of the area of influence of Chingaza National Park (NP), is a conservation tool. It can help to address deforestation pressures on the paramo ecosystem, as a result of extensive livestock and expansion of the agricultural frontier, as well as manage and conserve private lands in the buffer zone through cooperative work agreements, conservation pacts, and training.

Equator Initiative Case Study – United Women Artisans’ Association of Los Límites (ASOARTESANAS)

United Women Artisans’ Association of Los Límites (ASOARTESANAS) operates in an area of northern Colombia which contains the last remaining population of cotton-top tamarin monkeys. The cotton-top tamarin faces threats from deforestation and hunting, as well as human capture for sale in the illegal pet trade. ASOARTESANAS produces stuffed animal toys of the cotton-top tamarin, providing a new source of income while simultaneously raising awareness of the threats posed to this endangered species.

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