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Progress in the implementation of conservation strategies in the Amazonas state (Brazil) towards CBD targets

WWF Brasil & Amazon State government

Date and Time
27 October 2010 16:30 - 18:0

Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10)

Amazonas state is working on a consistent conservation policy since 2003, which includes the establishment and implementation of new protected areas, the reduction of deforestation levels, climate change related initiatives, among others. Analyses and results will be focused on the progress achieved during the last seven years towards contributing to CDB targets, including ecological representativeness, biodiversity conservation, management effectiveness, deforestation reduction and sustainable development. Additional focus will be given to the integrated management strategies, such as the establishment of mosaics of protected areas. In this opportunity, it will be released the "Mosaic of Southern Amazonia: a strategy for conservation and development of the largest forest on the planet, in a region threatened by deforestation frontier”. It will also be discussed commitments and goals for local and regional implementation of a new strategic plan and thematic programmes.