New Forest Protection Project in Peru!
June 21, 2016
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has approved a grant of over $2 million dollars to ACA to help monitor and protect the forests in Peru! This exciting project will build capacity for near real-time deforestation monitoring efforts and forestry management in the country, helping us achieve REDD+ goals in the Peruvian Amazon.
The goal of the project is to help local governments and civil society operate active, effective and transparent near real-time deforestation monitoring systems, as well as train local stakeholders on using technical tools needed in this process. There will also be a component to help implement social and environmental policies and practices that reduce the pressure on forests. This project starts this year and will be funded until 2020, and will be done in partnership with our sister organization Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) and Wake Forest University.
Make sure to keep an eye on our website where we’ll be announcing more information on this project soon! We thank NORAD for their continued collaboration to help us protect the Amazon! For more information on NORAD, visit: https://www.norad.no/en/front/