Relevant information on wildlife trafficking was disseminated during 2022
WCS in collaboration with the Biosphere Institute of USFQ implemented three spaces of scientific dissemination through the Cycle of Conferences and Biosphere Conservatories, in articulation with two regional projects financed by the European Union and USAID.
Intercultural Amazon Forum brought together indigenous leaders and authorities to discuss the sustainable management of indigenous territories in Peru
Guaranteeing indigenous rights is essential for the sustainable management of the Amazon was the conclusion of the Intercultural Amazon Forum "Governance for Good Living", held within the framework of Amazon Exposure 2022, which took place from August 18 to 21, in Chachapoyas, Amazon region. The event had three sessions and the participation of representatives of national indigenous organizations, state institutions and civil society organizations.
Training youth that will lead the Amazon
33 indigenous leaders belonging to 5 indigenous peoples (Asheninka, Yine, Amawuaca, Shipibo-konibo and Ashaninka), from 18 communities, are highly trained to teach their community about forest management in their territories. Especially young people between 12 and 16 years of age.
5368 live wild animals, victims of trafficking, were seized in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil in the first half of 2022
The chelonians, threatened by illegal consumption, are little known by Manaus teenagers, according to research
As part of the first stage of the "Together for the Chelonians" project, WCS conducted a survey with students between 12 and 17 years old, from public and private schools in the Amazonas capital, which revealed that they have little knowledge about turtles in the Amazon and their exploitation in a predatory way for food, hampering its conservation. These results will be the basis for the next campaign to combat wildlife trafficking.
First Regional Border Meeting of Environmental Authorities is held between Peru and Colombia
The meeting that took place from August 21 to 23 in the city of Leticia - Colombia, had the objective of coordinating actions for the generation of cooperation alliances between the authorities that are in charge of regulating sustainable forest management and the trade of forest products, in order to review the meeting points between the two countries and thus promote the trade of timber of legal origin between Colombia and Peru.
Amazon Exposure 2022: Opportunities are presented for the development of forestry and wildlife in the Amazon
The National Forestry and Wildlife Service in Peru presented the necessary advances to make the forestry and wildlife sector more competitive. With the support of the Alliance, the event was designed and the script and video were prepared on the advances in the sector and issues of timber traceability.
Moving toward the Second Action Plan of the National Strategy to Reduce Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Peru
About thirty institutions of the public sector and civil society participate in this collaborative procedure to reduce the illegal trade of wildlife in Peru.
The model of the communities that protect the biodiversity of the forests
Transforming social and economic systems to live in harmony with nature and life is one of the themes with which World Environment Day is celebrated today. That is why we show you the example of several peasant communities that bet on community forestry as a model of conservation of forest biodiversity, an economic livelihood for their families, and an option for empowering their communities.
Do you know the five strategic lines of work of the legal timber pact in Colombia? Read this article
Thanks to the articulated work between Minambiente, WWF Colombia and the 16 public-private entities that make up the committee of the Intersectoral Agreement for Legal Timber in Colombia (PIMLC), the initiative that seeks to promote the legal timber trade in the country, has an official document for its second phase, which will begin at the end of 2021, to meet government commitments between now and 2030.