Protected Areas and Peace - Improving protected area effectiveness by combatting the underlying causes of deforestation and degradation in Colombia
As of: April 2020
Objective and activities
The project goal is an increase of the management effectiveness of protected areas through the resolution of land tenure conflicts between stakeholders in protected areas as well as to support sustainable finance mechanisms for the protected areas system. Project activities focus on the identification of deforestation risks and land-use change drivers, the creation of a monitoring and evaluation system, on strengthening regional and municipal land use planning and official establishment of the cadastre where possible. Capacity development for consensus building is planned. Private and public financial investments will be mobilized, including post-conflict and peace funding. This ultimately facilitates the protection of biodiversity by eliminating underlying causes of biodiversity loss particularly by deforestation and land use change. It will also increase benefits for local communities as a foundation to build peace in key territories in Colombia.