PROTECTING THE AMAZON

A strategic plan to combat commodity-driven deforestation by empowering citizens in Peru and Colombia

Autor : 
Oxfam

This project seeks to reduce and curb indiscriminate expansion of monocrops and agribusiness into rainforests and other biodiverse regions of Peru and Colombia.

Peru and Colombia host about 23% of the Amazon rainforest, the largest area after Brazil. However, deforestation has been growing in this region– mostly due to expansion of agriculture. The unchecked expansion of commercial agriculture into forests means biodiversity loss, soaring emissions and adverse impacts on local communities. Oxfam in Peru, in association with Oxfam in Colombia, is implementing the project “Protecting the Amazon: A Strategic Plan to Combat Commodity-Driven Deforestation by Empowering Citizens in Peru and Colombia”. This project seeks to reduce and curb indiscriminate expansion of monocrops and agribusiness into rainforests and other biodiverse regions of these two countries.

Enlace permanente: https://oxf.am/2LASXJW