In spite of its importance, natural vegetation in the Caatinga biome is being lost in an accelerated rate. According to the Ministry of the Environment, around 46 per cent of the biome has been lost. To combat this challenge, the Brazilian government, from 2011 to 2017, implemented seven projects in three areas of the Caatinga biome, in collaboration with the Brazilian bank Caixa Econômica Federal. The projects aimed to promote the sustainable management and use of timber for industrial and domestic purposes in the Caatinga, with the goal to reduce the high deforestation rate in the biome.
This best practice highlights how the seven projects positively impacted themes that are highly relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), such as the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of habitat loss and illegal deforestation, generation of economic alternatives for vulnerable populations, improvement of energy efficiency in production chains, mainstreaming of gender, and reduction of health risks. Click here to read more https://goo.gl/RZwxiL.
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This best practice is a part of a series of best practices developed under the GEF funded “Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report (6NR) to the CBD” project.