Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and Adjoining Indigenous Lands

Project Summary

The project aims to conserve Amazonian forests in Amarakaeri Reserved Area (157,875 ha) and adjoining titled lands (419,139 ha) of the indigenous through legally established Communal Reserve by promoting Reserved Area, effectively managed by local indigenous communities, and effective alternative livelihood opportunities are developed for indigenous and immigrant resource extractive communities. There are approximately 1,500 indigenous people, and their traditional knowledge and practices for biodiversity conservation will be maintained. Ecotourism and natural medicines activities will be promoted as alternative livelihoods for them.For approximately 10,000 immigrants miners, loggers and agricultural settlers occupying lands on the edge of the RAA and the titled lands, the project will provide environmental education and training as well as create alternative livelihood projects.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
FENAMAD (Indigenous Federation of the River Madre de Dios and Tributaries)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
964,010 USD
Co-financing Total
891,679 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,880,689.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Mar 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Jul 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Oct 2002
Project closed