More than 50% of Colombia’s national territory is covered in forest, and these host diverse ecosystems and act as custodians of the country’s biodiversity. However, forests are being put under severe pressure and are being threatened to such an extent that between 2000 and 2019 a total of 2.8 million hectares were lost through deforestation. […]
This project is a collaboration between FCDS and IUCN Netherlands, with the support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation NORAD’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). Its aim is to identify, monitor, and report crimes perpetrated against the Amazon forests, and at the same time uphold the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples and
Improving regional collaboration to address the impacts of mercury contamination in the Amazon region
Improving regional collaboration to address the impacts of mercury contamination in the Amazon in the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) member countries: Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. The Regional Alliance for the Reduction of the Impacts of Gold Mining in the Amazon is an interconnected, cross-border, and multi-stakeholder effort to research ways to manage the impacts
Llanos del Yarí Yaguara II Project: the rebuilding of a dignified, sustainable, and peaceful way of life by the community in their homeland
Llanos del Yarí Yaguara II indigenous reservation, in the municipalities of San Vicente del Caguán (Caquetá), La Macarena (Meta), and Calamar (Guaviare). Area: 146,500 Ha Area covered by forest: 127,000 Ha Ethnic groups: Pijao, Tucano, and Piratapuyo. Project duration: 24 months Context The Llanos del Yarí Yaguara II indigenous reservation covers a vast area of
A diversified community forestry initiative with our partner, the Association of Community Action Boards of El Capricho (Asocapricho) in San José del Guaviare
What is Community Forestry? Community Forestry is a way of conserving the forest while at the same time taking advantage of its productive potential to obtain wood, fruits, oils, fibers, water, fauna, and firewood. The community that inhabits the forest is in charge of its exploitation, organizing and regulating the use of natural resources in
Community Forestry Project in the Departments of Caquetá and Guaviare, working towards sustainable forest management in the Colombian Amazon.
The project “Community Forestry in the Departments of Caquetá and Guaviare, working towards sustainable forest management in the Colombian Amazon,” will be carried out with the support of the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and implemented by FCDS. This project will implement sustainable forest management alternatives with rural communities and in doing so,
There are currently favorable conditions in Colombia for private investment and development sectors concerned with large infrastructure projects in transportation, agriculture and livestock, and natural resource extraction, particularly hydrocarbons and gold. However, further conventional development in hitherto remote regions does not necessarily ensure the well-being of the local population and is generally accompanied by increased
Forest management on the agricultural frontier and the prevention of development project impacts on land belonging to indigenous peoples and campesino organizations in the departments of Caquetá and Guaviare, in the Colombian Amazon
PROJECT FCDS – RFN (Rainforest Foundation Norway) RFN is a Norwegian NGO that supports indigenous and campesino communities residing in tropical rainforests in their efforts to protect these ecosystems and protect their rights. This initiative is part of the work that FCDS has been developing in the area of management of socio-environmental conflicts in the
Forest management on the agricultural frontier and the prevention of development project impacts on land belonging to indigenous peoples and campesino organizations in the departments of Caquetá and Guaviare, in the Colombian Amazon Read More »
Environmental technical roundtable to produce recommendations on infrastructure and sectoral activity in the Amazon
Work is being carried out primarily in the Amazon biome, in the departments of Guaviare, Caquetá, and southern Meta.