COP20: Historic Meeting with Indigenous Communities. Photo: Support Unit-ICAA
24, Jun 2015
Perú

Minam Perú.- More than 300 indigenous people participated in official meetings and alternative spaces during the COP20. There was an open and direct dialogue between leaders of native Peruvian and foreign indigenous communities, and representatives from different governments, businesses and organizations.

Colombia and the United States Agree on Joint Actions for the Protection of the Amazon
24, Jun 2015
Colombia

iAgua.- The Colombian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Agency for International Development – USAID, solidifying a crucial step in the efforts to curtail deforestation in the Amazon. The memorandum reinforces co-operative ties between the two countries and specifically focuses on the creation of regional alternatives for sustainable development.

Science is Strengthening Worldwide Capacities in the Amazon, a Region of Global Importance
11, Jun 2015
Perú

Pucallpa, Peru. It used to be that during this time of year, the residents of Purús, in the Peruvian Amazon of Ucayali, would be starting the annual pineapple harvest. However, things have changed. “It keeps raining”, says Flora Rodríguez Arauzo, Secretary for Women of the Federation of Native Communities of Alto Purús (FECONAPU), and the harvests are delayed. “There are no pineapples this year. Everything is changing”, she says.

Empowering Local Leaders in the Colombian Amazon: 30 Intercultural Legal Managers Graduate
26, May 2015
Colombia

ICAA.- At the end of April, the city of Bogota, Colombia welcomed 30 intercultural legal managers from different regions of the Colombian Amazon, who attended the final module of the program and graduated with full honors. 

Deforestation and Illegal Logging Monitoring Unit Inaugurated in Ucayali
04, May 2015
Perú

ICAA.- This innovative system will confront the issue of illegal logging, which has caused  the region to have the second highest rate of deforestation in the country. Lawrence Gumbiner, representative of the United States Embassy, and Pablo Sánchez, Attorney General of Peru, highlighted the importance of this joint undertaking.