As of: January 2018
Enabling conditions to reduce deforestation in the Colombian Amazon (Caqueta) through sustainable ranching under a landscape approach.
Objective and activities
The project will foster enabling conditions for the implementation of REDD+ mechanism in Caqueta, an 8 million has. state in the biodiversity-rich Amazon foothills, with the highest deforestation rate in Colombia. The project will enhance forest connectivity by designing an integrated landscape model that combines indigenous territories, protected areas and sustainable farming systems that boost production, provide food security, and reduce deforestation (in alignment with Colombia’s climate change goals). It will engage 150 ranchers in the implementation of sustainable ranching systems. Technical knowledge will be leveraged through ranching associations, with final impact estimated at 92% of the state’s ranches. Since 2008 TNC has worked with 8 indigenous communities in the region, jointly developing land use management plans and sustainable livelihoods. This project will expand these efforts to 4 indigenous communities and leverage results through the indigenous regional council.