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Strengthening the national park system to foster climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation

As of: September 2021

The project supported Colombia’s national park authority to develop and implement effective protection mechanisms in the Amazon’s Chiribiquete National Park. It contributed to the implementation of the national biodiversity strategy, the consolidation and expansion of the national system of protected areas, and the establishment of multi-stakeholder dialogue platforms. It strengthened the partner structures within the environment and agriculture ministries in relation to the implementation of and adherence to protection arrangements. An agreement between relevant economic and political actors was initiated, aimed at controlling the spread of agricultural areas in Colombia’s Amazon region. Lessons learned were fed into the national decision-making processes on nature conservation and agriculture, and the national action plan for the climate change adaptation system. These experiences were disseminated nationally as well as internationally.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • "Zero Deforestation" Pact was presented to the Ministry of the Environment and should be included in the National Strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming and considered as a guide to sustainable and climate-friendly production.
  • The Regional Livestock Forum took place in Florencia (capital of the department of Caquetá) in November 2016.
  • – The project team took part in the expert table on the "value chain dairy products" and presented the experiences and results of the project April 2016.
  • Experiences and project results were presented to the partners at the final workshop in Florencia.
  • As main products of the consultations, the satellite images and the usage permits were officially handed over.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon (CORPOAMAZONIA)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Colombia
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia

BMU grant:
3.000.000,00 €

07/2013  till  09/2017


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