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USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Annual Reports

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USAID works to protect nature and natural resources in service of security, global prosperity and self-reliance. The Agency's forestry and biodiversity conservation programs help secure the livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, while conserving wildlife, biodiversity, and our shared global heritage. An annual report for Congress and the broader public summarizes biodiversity and forestry results from the prior year and funding plans during the publication year.

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Program FY2016 Annual Report lead image

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 Report

In fiscal year 2017, USAID worked in 57 countries to strengthen natural resource management, conserve biodiversity, fight wildlife crime and develop sustainable fisheries practices. USAID’s global conservation funding supports both natural systems and the people whose health and livelihoods depend on them. In fiscal year 2017, USAID’s targeted investments in highly biodiverse areas promoted healthy, thriving communities on their journey to self-reliance, and results from these investments appear in this annual report.

In fiscal year 2017, the Agency invested $265 million toward biodiversity conservation programs. Approximately 57 percent of funds supported the 12 highest priority countries and regions identified in USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, including Tanzania, Vietnam, Madagascar and countries in the Amazon and Congo basin regions. USAID also continued to fund efforts to combat wildlife crime, investing $68.1 million in law enforcement capacity building, demand reduction and international cooperation. USAID forestry programming totaled $195 million in approximately 40 countries, focused primarily on tropical forests.

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