The Observatory is organized in Thematic Modules that deal with the topics prioritized by ACTO Member Countries for the ARO and that are part of the Strategic Agenda for Amazon Cooperation. Learn more.

Aspects regulated by the CITES Convention, such as volumes of import and export of species, illegal traffic, permits, certificates, etc.

Information about the Biodiversity of the Amazon Region, such as the richness and abundance of species, their endemism, their degree of threat and vulnerability.

Information about the status and trend in the management of the forests of the Amazon Region, related to their conservation, productivity and management.

Information about the state of the water resources of the Amazon basin in terms of supply, demand and water balance, water quality, etc.

Information on the inclusion and participation of Indigenous Peoples and tribal communities in the management of their resources, under the principle of respect for their collective rights.

It will be developed to adequately respond to the climate crisis, climate mitigation, through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, resilience and climate adaptation.


There are five service modules that group information based on the same type of technological tool. Learn more.





Nov 09, 2022 | AMAZON REGIONAL OBSERVATORY | ACTO | CoP 19 CITES In November, the Nineteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CoP 19/CITES) will be held from 14 to 25 November 2022, in Panama City, Panama. ACTO will participate as an Observer Organization and will hold two parallel

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Mapping of stakeholders of knowledge and research initiatives in the Amazon region

Nov 04, 2022 | RedCIA | KAP | ARO | BIOAMAZON PROJECT The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) invites knowledge, science, and technology actors in the Amazon Region to participate in a regional survey that will contribute to the creation of the Network of Amazon Research Centers (RedCIA) for the Amazon Regional Observatory (ARO). The Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on knowledge management

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The Bioamazon Project visits Bolivia to discuss a technical agenda

Oct 27, 2022 | AMAZON REGIONAL OBSERVATORY | BIOAMAZON PROJECT Bolivia presented the improvement of Bolivia’s National Biodiversity Information System (SINB) and its interconnection with other systems, including the CITES Electronic Permit System. Bolivia hosted the official mission of Bioamazon Project from September 19 to 24. It was the last of the eight ACTO Member Countries to receive the Bioamazon Project team for a dialogue

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Guyana hosted a visit from the Bioamazon Project team

Oct 27, 2022 | AMAZON REGIONAL OBSERVATORY | BIOAMAZON PROJECT Two workshops were held with the Guyanese team. From August 29 to September 2, the Project Bioamazon/ACTO team visited Guyana following a work agenda including the holding of two workshops focused on the assessment of the execution of Project Bioamazon/ACTO and for the presentation of the Amazon Regional Observatory (ARO), respectively. The opening ceremony was

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ACTO’s contributions for the implementation of CITES in Amazonian countries will be presented at the 19th Conference of the Parties in November

Oct 27, 2022 | AMAZON REGIONAL OBSERVATORY | BIOAMAZON PROJECT Among the main topics are the Amazon Regional Observatory and the Technical Report on Illegal Trafficking of Emblematic Species to the Amazon. The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) will participate in the 19th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in which it

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