Integrated Climate Change Management in Communal Reserves in the Amazon Rainforest
As of: April 2020
Objective and activities
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
- 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