Rainforest Alliance Webinar - Conserving the Andean Amazon: A Case Study from Indigenous Communities in Madre de Dios, Peru

Date: November 5, 2015
Location: Webinar

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the Rainforest Alliance held a webinar on Conserving the Andean Amazon: A Case Study from Indigenous Communities in Madre de Dios, Peru. Senior Manager of Sustainable Landscapes Project, Mark Moroge, discussed the Rainforest Alliance’s work in the Madre de Dios region of Peru to enable indigenous communities to conserve their forests by creating sustainable, forest-friendly local economies. A recording of the webinar is available here.

The Andean Amazon is a unique area of rich ecosystems teaming with biodiversity, but this paradise is shrinking at an alarming rate due to resource extraction and unchecked development. The Rainforest Alliance is working to address these increasing threats by bolstering environmental protection initiatives and building local capacity to develop and maintain sustainable activities in regions like Madre de Dios, Peru.

To hear more about the Rainforest Alliance’s work with native communities like Tres Islas and get a recap of the webinar’s Q&A session, please visit our blog. You can also get a closer look at the indigenous communities in the Madre de Dios region here.

To read more in depth responses from Mark Moroge’s live Q&A session, as well responses to questions Mark was unable to address during the webinar, please click here.

For more information, please contact Lauryn Gilroy at lgilroy@ra.org.

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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