Integrated Climate Change Management in Communal Reserves in the Amazon Rainforest

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 strengthened the affected population’s resilience to the negative impacts of climate change in two communal reserves. One measure was 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 helped 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 was transferred to ten communal reserves in Peru.

Project data

Countries
Peru
IKI funding
7,300,000.00 €
Duration
04/2013 till 04/2022
Status
completed
Implementing organisation
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peru
Political Partner
  • 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
  • Amazonas Regional Government - Peru
  • Madre de Dios Regional Government - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru

State of implementation/results

  • The project is completed.
  • In 12/2021, after almost two years of the pandemic, the project management team (UNDP and SERNANP) made a field visit to the Tuntanain Communal Reserve for the closure of the project. The visit was accompanied by the UK Ambassador to Peru and the UNDP Resident Representative in Peru as well as Peruvian State officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SERNANP. The purpose was to visit in the field the progress made by the co-management of the Tuntanain Communal Reserve (SERNANP and ECA Tuntanain), within the framework of its actions directed towards sustainable territorial development, and the contribution of community recovery in the face of the pandemic. A video emerged from the field visit, which documents the project’s success.
  • Competitive public funding was mobilized in the Tuntanain Municipal Reserve for the further development of the fisheries value chain with the support of the EBA-Amazonas project.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Latest Update:
03/2024

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