Shifting the Paradigm: an effective and innovative alliance with the indigenous peoples towards the Amazon’s conservation and sustainable development 2008 - 2012 - Final Evaluation Report
The Amazon Basin hosts the largest remaining contiguous rainforest and it is home to approximately 349 Indigenous Peoples (ethnic groups). However massive conversion of forest land to agricultural land, hydrocarbon mega projects and other major developments are threatening the amazon ecosystem. Local organisations and indigenous communities need to have the right tools to voice their opinion in development discussions. WWF-Norway with financial support from Norad has been supporting WWF-Peru and regional indigenous organisations through the “Environment Movements in the South (EMIS)” initiative from January 2008 to December 2010. The project was then extended with two additional phases until December 2012. At the end of this period, a final evaluation of the project from 2008 to 2012 was undertaken to assess its impact and compile the lessons learned.