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Integrated Climate Change Management in Communal Reserves in the Amazon Rainforest

As of: September 2021

The habitats of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon region are threatened by the consequences of climate change and by the illegal clearing of forests for various purposes such as gold mining. The project strengthens the affected population’s resilience to the negative impacts of climate change in two communal reserves. One action being taken is the integration of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) strategies into the sustainable management of protected communal areas. Project activities such as aerial photography to identify threats and forest restoration help to ensure that these valuable areas are preserved and provide support for the sustainable development of the indigenous communities, whose livelihoods depend on natural resources. The experience gained in this project is being transferred to ten communal reserves in Peru.

State of implementation/results

  • Innovative contributions to combat extreme poverty. The experience of the Tuntanain Communal Reserve (Condorcanqui - Peru).
  • Indigenous experiences for the conservation of their forests: the management of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (Madre De Dios - Peru).
  • Award ceremony of the Ecuator Prize 2019. Winners: Co-management of the Tuntanain Communal Reserve and Executor of Administration Contract of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ECA RCA). (New York - US).
  • Communication documents produced by UNDP where the experience of EBA Amazonía and its advances in the construction of sustainable development in a framework of adaptation to climate change and resilience of local populations is exposed.
  • 17 social and climate studies have been carried out.
  • Sustainable use of Brazil nuts by indigenous communities to generate income and 50 other measures in 17 communities started to reduce vulnerability to climate change
  • Arial images of Tuntanain Communal Reserve gathered to identify threats to the reserve.
  • Restoration of forest in the Communal Reserve Amarakaeri which has been affected by mining activities.
  • Regional Climate Change Stretagies in Amazonas and Madre de Diaos updated.

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peru

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) - Peru
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Transport and Communication (MTC) - Peru
  • The Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) - Peru

Implementing partner(s):
  • Amazonas Regional Government - Peru
  • Madre de Dios Regional Government - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru

BMU grant:
7.300.000,00 €

04/2013  till  12/2021



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