2017 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
Altropico is an Ecuadorian organization that partners with the Awa indigenous group and Afro-descendent communities along the Ecuadorian and Colombian border to conserve the region’s natural resources that these communities depend on. This grant renews MacArthur’s support for Altropico to equip local communities in the binational Mira-Mataje River Basin to engage in land-use planning and management decisions at local and regional levels and build community resilience. In coordination with WWF, Ecolex, and the environmental research and governance coalition led by Yachay Tech University, Altropico is helping these communities develop water-use associations and a participatory monitoring program for local populations to understand and track environmental health indicators and integrate this local knowledge into river basin management tools. In addition, Altropico is helping establish sustainable use zones, community protected areas, and conservation incentive agreements, with a focus on Awa territory.
2014 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
Altropico is an Ecuadorian organization that works with Indigenous and Afro descendent communities in the borderlands of Ecuador and Colombia on natural resource conservation, organizational strengthening, and land tenure. This grant strengthens and consolidates governance practices, ethnic territories, and state and community conserved areas in the middle and lower portions of the Mira bi-national watershed, thus enhancing conservation of forest and water resources and improvement of human livelihoods.
2009 • 3 years, 4 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development
In support of advancing the Chiles-Mataje Biological Corridor in Northern Ecuador (over three years).
2006 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
In support of establishing the Chiles-Mataje Biological Corridor in Northern Ecuador (over three years).