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.

Conservation Opportunities

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.

Financial sustainalibily

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.


7 December, 2016

Protecting what protect us: Amazon Vision

6 December, 2016

Regional Report: Implementation of the program of work on protected areas 2011 – 2015 Amazon biome region

5 December, 2016

VIDEO: Amazon Vision

2 May, 2016

IAPA en terreno

En el marco del componente de Gobernanza del proyecto IAPA, la UICN está realizando dos consultorías; una de ellas procura investigar el papel que han tenido […]
25 November, 2015

Progress in the Development of the Program of Work on Protected Areas

5 September, 2015

Taller Constricción de una Visión de Conservación Regional Para La Amazonia

4 September, 2015

Avances en el Desarrollo del Programa de Trabajo sobre Áreas Protegidas


The project will be developed in 8 countries
that form the Amazon territory:

Bolivia, Brasil,
Surinam and


José Antonio Gómez
Regional Coordinator

Adriana Silva
Communication Coordinator