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Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program

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The Amazon rainforest is home to 1,300+ birds, 430+ mammals, 1,000+ amphibians and 400+ reptiles. In fact, just ONE tree in the Amazon rainforest hosts a rich array of wildlife.

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Video Aug 09, 2021

Indigenous Peoples Day

On Indigenous Peoples Day the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program recognizes the Indigenous people that coexist in balance with nature. Their culture & ancestral knowledge is essential for the conservation of the Amazonas.

Video Jul 31, 2021

World Rangers Day

Brave and committed Rangers risk their lives to protect and conserve the Amazonas. The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program recognizes their dedication and sacrifice while working on 210 protected areas.

Feature Story Jul 02, 2021

Agreements for Fisheries Management in the Brazilian State of Amazonas

The fisheries sector plays a significant role in the Amazonian local economy both for subsistence and livelihoods generation. Unsustainable commercial fishing and poor fishing practices threaten fish stocks and fish size. Five fisheries agreements with local communities in the Brazilian state of Amazonas will help promote sustainable fishing and establish regulations for sport and commercial fishing.

Feature Story Jun 07, 2021

Golden Mercury Threatens the Amazon

Illegal extraction of gold and other minerals affects one of the world’s most biodiverse areas as well as the livelihoods of millions of people.

Webinar May 11, 2021

Could a future pandemic come from the Amazon?

Pandemics have arisen roughly every 20 years over the past century and a half. The Amazon has characteristics – high diversity of wildlife virus hosts and rising deforestation rates – which are common to hotspots for emerging diseases. Yet, currently the Amazon is still considered a low spillover area.

May 10, 2021

ASL Newsletter May 2021

Read ASL’s latest newsletter with the ASL Progress Report, the Study on International Funding, new projects receiving GEF endorsement, and additional financing approved to Forest Conversation and Sustainability.

Report Mar 26, 2021

ASL Progress Report 2020 published

The report documents the results and progress achieved by the national and regional projects during 2020. This progress results from the strong collaboration among the national and subnational governments and executing agencies, GEF Implementing Agencies, and especially the effort put forth by the ASL teams, including the coordination team, country teams, and associated partners.

Video Mar 21, 2021

International Day of Forests

The Amazon forest is the largest tropical forest in the world! It represents 40% of the planet's remaining rainforest.

Community Mar 17, 2021

ASL Community of Practice

Our ASL Community of Practice is a place for practitioners to connect, share, and collaborate on various topics across the Amazon region.

Study Mar 16, 2021

Analysis of Grant Funding across the Amazon Basin

This study provides a starting point for donors, countries, and civil society to understand the current funding scenario, begin critical conversations on how these investments can be enhanced, and explore how donors can work together to strengthen and coordinate their efforts.

Video Mar 08, 2021

International Women's Day

Women are agents of change making valuable contributions to conserve world's natural resources. We celebrate the wisdom, knowledge and tenacity of women who take care and protect forests and water resources in the Amazon.⁠

ASL Webinar Feb 16, 2021

Webinar Feb 16: Free flowing rivers in the Amazon region

The webinar will present the results of the global and Amazon Basin assessments, opening a discussion of the global, regional, and national benefits of free flowing rivers, the environmental, social, and economic impacts of disrupting rivers’ connectivity, and recommendations for multisectoral planning and river protection approaches that align with development goals.

Newsletter Dec 22, 2020

ASL Newsletter December 2020

Get the latest newsletter of the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program with a recap of the ASL Annual Conference, a report of community engagement and conservation agreements in Colombia, and the handover of ASL’s program coordintation from Adriana Moreira to Ana María González Velosa.

Feature Story Dec 22, 2020

Community engagement and conservation agreements in the heart of the ...

The Heart of the Amazon project, part of the ASL Program, is working to strengthen institutional and community forest governance, conserve forests and promote sustainable management in the Amazon.

report Mar 03, 2020

ASL Progress Report 2018-2019

The ASL Annual Report provides an overview of the program and its main accomplishments since it was launched and includes information from the national projects in Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

interview Mar 19, 2020

The Dream of Community Forestry in the Amazon

Managing forests sustainably involves putting a system in place that is ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible. This is essential for the preservation of the Amazon's forests.

Blog Post Jun 03, 2020

Why the environment matters to human health

Deforestation and degradation of forests increase our exposure to animal pathogens and enables zoonotic spillovers. ASL spoke with Dr. Marcia Chame about zoonoses and solutions for the future.

interview Aug 08, 2019

The Amazon’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Key to its Conservation

An interview with with Martin von Hildebrand on how Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge contributes to biodiversity and enables the Amazon conservation.


Why the Amazon's Biodiversity Is Critical for the Globe?

Amazon expert and leading ecologist Thomas Lovejoy discusses threats to the Amazon, how best to manage them, and the importance of ASL Program.

feature story

When Forest Protection and Economic Renewal Grow Hand in Hand

The Amazon forest landscape does more than give vital resources to the 33 million people that live in it. It sequesters 70bn tons of carbon, benefiting everyone.


What is the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL)?

Led by the World Bank, the ASL aims to protect globally significant biodiversity and implement policies to foster sustainable land use and restoration of native vegetation cover.

About ASL
The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) is an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to protect globally significant biodiversity and implement policies to foster sustainable land use and restoration of native vegetation cover.
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The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the World Bank.


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Joining Forces to Protect the Amazon – the World’s Largest Rainforest

One in 10 known species in the world lives in the Amazon, the most culturally and biologically diverse place on the planet. But the Amazon's ecosystems are at risk. Learn more about Amazon Sustainable Landscapes program in this video.



GEF: Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program

Get an overview of the Amazon Sustainable Landscape Program's second phase (ASL-2), which builds upon ASL-1 to strengthen integrated landscape management and conservation of ecosystems in the Amazon region.

ASL Community

Our ASL Community of Practice is a place for practitioners to connect, share, and collaborate on various topics across the Amazon region.
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