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Yerba mate — a market-driven model for conserving Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest


Ref: 23016
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr David Thomas
Lead Institution: Birdlife International
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2016-04-01
End Date: 2019-03-31
Funding: £309,244.00
Website:
Status: Current
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Purpose: DESCRIPTION: Partnership between the indigenous Mbaya Guarani, campesinos, private sector, government and civil society, will support and promote shade-grown yerba mat cultivation at San Rafael reserve, providing culturally- and environmentally-appropriate land use that reduces poverty, respects rights and conserves globally-threatened forest biodiversity, and informs conservation of Paraguay’s remaining Atlantic Forest fragments. PURPOSE: Shade-grown yerba mate reduces forest degradation at San Rafael, provides a poverty reduction route for 5 communities, and a sustainable land use model for additional c.80,000ha of Paraguayan Atlantic Forest.
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Related Projects: DarwinNet - the Peru-Ecuador Dry Forest Clearing-house Mechanism, Mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into community forestry in Nepal, DarwinNet and the Tumbesian Important Bird Areas, Reviving Hima: an ancient conservation system for a modern world

Documents:
Title: 23-016 St2 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 23-016 HR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 23-016 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 23-016 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]