WHAT WE DO?
Foto: Toke F. Nyborg
Foto: Toke F. Nyborg
Nature needs space and peace for unfolding without interference. At the same time, people around the world depend on natural resources in terms of food, energy and as a catalyst for economic development.
Promote sustainable coexistence between people and nature, EAA works with sustainable land use management (SLM). Sustainable land use management is social, environmentally and financially responsible management of natural resources in an area that takes into account both biological, cultural and economic needs and interests. Sustainable land management thus benefits biodiversity, the surrounding community and people living in the areas and for whom nature is the basis of life.
Ensure the global diversity of species and nature, EAA works politically to protect valuable natural areas and structural solutions to natural and environmental damage driven by the interests of many industries, which are all too often placed on the environment, climate and wildlife.
Strengthening ownership and sustainable solutions for the benefit and enjoyment of people and nature, EAA operates in close cooperation with civil society, government and the private sector.
By 2022, EAA will contribute to the conservation and protection of 10 unique and valuable natural areas in South America for the benefit and enjoyment of life on earth.
WHERE WE WORK
To increase the impact of our work, efforts are centered on areas where both natural values and threat levels are high.
One such area is the Chiquitania region of eastern Bolivia towards the border with Brazil. Here the vegetation is dominated by tropical dry forest - one of the world's most exposed forest types in relation to deforestation. The area is easily accessible which allows continued involvement of large areas for agriculture and new settlements.
Here, EAA collaborates with the local organization Fundación para la Conservación del Bosque Chiquitano (FCBC) on the development of ecotourism.
Another area is the Yungas region of northwestern Bolivia towards the border with Peru. The area is covered by tropical rainforest which, along with the rest of the Amazon, is the habitat of a quarter of the world's animal and plant species and one of the world's largest stocks of carbon.
Here, EAA cooperates with the local organization Asociación Boliviana for the Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino-Amazónicos (ACEAA).
In contrast to the large areas of tropical dry forest in the border with the Amazon, the tropical rainforest is difficult to access. Yet, the hunt for the forest's natural riches has accelerated deforestation driven by the interests of many industries, all too often set above the environment, climate and wildlife.