Integration of Amazon Protected Areas (IAPA)
Integration of Amazon Biome Protected Areas (IAPA) - Amazon Vision is a project financed by the European Union, which seeks to create a network around the protected areas systems located in the Amazon region.
The project started as a support to the regional initiative Vision for preserving the diversity of the Amazon biome based on the ecosystems, proposed in 2008 by the Latin American Technical Cooperation Network in National Parks, other protected areas and wildlife – REDPARQUES.
Its objective is to contribute to the increased ecosystem resilience to the effects of climate change by keeping the provision of goods and services that benefit biodiversity, communities and local economies.
Under the coordination of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Organization,the project will be implemented together with WWF,
the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP
Consolidation of the Amazon Vision
By 2018, the regional technical coordination between the protected areas systems of the Amazon countries and the operational management structure for the coordination of the vision for the Conservation of the Amazon biome will be strengthened.
By 2018, two conservation landscapes have been defined and action plans will start being implemented.
Governance, participation, equity and shared benefits.
By 2018, the participation of indigenous communities, local communities, protected areas authorities and other strategic actors will increase in order to conduct a joint work on two prioritized landscapes.
By 2018, a financing strategy has been designed in order to support the implementation of the Action Plan of the Amazon Conservation Vision (2010-2020) and the mechanisms for the financial sustainability of two conservation landscapes that are in process of implementation.
Protected Area’s effectiveness management
By 2018, Redparques has a protocol for measuring management effectiveness of protected areas applied to the Amazon biome level.