Environmental Conservation: Andes-Amazon Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100,000 - US $15,000,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Please note that we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Because of our tightly-defined grantmaking strategies, many worthwhile projects fall outside the scope of our funding priorities. However, if you have thoughts or inquiries related to our work that you would like to share, you may send us a brief, ~100-word email. Please understand that due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to commit to reviewing those inquiries that adhere to the ~100-word guideline.

The goal of the Andes-Amazon Initiative is to ensure the long-term ecological integrity and climatic function of the Amazon basin. According to current estimates, achieving that goal will require that at least 70 percent of historic forest cover remains intact. 

To that end, we have invested more than $350 million in conservation and supporting strategies, helping to bring over 170 million hectares —  or nearly one-third of the original forest cover of the Amazon — under sustainable management.

The Andes-Amazon Initiative is dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainable development by working with and supporting NGOs, indigenous organizations, research institutions, governmental agencies and committed private sector partners.

Our approach 
Our work now falls under three distinct but integrated strategies focused on consolidating the conservation gains achieved so far:
  • Protected area systems
    • Improve monitoring for adaptive management and establish sustainable finance structures for protected area systems in Brazil, Peru and Colombia.
  • Integration of protected areas in land-use planning
    • Strengthen the durability of certain protected areas and indigenous lands in priority mosaics in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil by ensuring they are integrated in jurisdictional land-use plans, economic and ecological zoning, and development policies.
  • Individual protected areas
    • Increase management effectiveness of key protected areas and indigenous lands in priority mosaics in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.