Bioamazon Newsletter Edition 13

Mar 24, 2022 | ACTO, Bioamazon Project, Bioamazon Edition 13 Jan-Feb

This fist edition of the Bioamazon Newsletter of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization portrays that year 2022 will be a year of intense work. This is the closing year of the Bioamazon Project and, in addition to the visits to the Amazonian Countries to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities, several technical reports will be produced.

Within the framework of the project Contingency Plan for the Protection of Health in Highly Vulnerable Indigenous Peoples and in Initial Contact (ACTO/PAHO/IDB), the development of the Indigenous Peoples and Health Module for the Amazonian Regional Observatory began in January, and during a virtual meeting, the results of the Health Situation Analysis report in the Napo – Curaray – Río Tigre Region were introduced to the leadership of the Sapara Nation of Ecuador (NASE).

In February, a new alliance was signed between ACTO and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). Through the Cooperation Framework Agreement, joint actions in the Amazon Region will be coordinated. The fist joint actions will be devoted to the strengthening and expansion of the Amazonian Regional Observatory (ARO) developing the Climate Change Module, built on technical and offiial information from the Member Countries; in addition to the strengthening of the Biodiversity and Forests modules.

Finally, in March, which is a special month due to the celebration of World Wildlife Day (3), the International Day of Forests (21) and World Water Day (22), ACTO will participate in the previous meetings to the COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and at the World Water Forum. On these occasions, ACTO’s commitment to the biodiversity and water resources agenda in the Amazon will be highlighted.

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