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USAID Biodiversity Report 2011

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In Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act, Congress “recognize[s] the importance of forests and tree cover,” expresses particular concern about the “continuing and accelerating alteration, destruction and loss of tropical forests in developing countries,” and mandates that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) take actions which support conservation and sustainable management of tropical forests. USAID fulfills this responsibility primarily through programs that conserve forest biodiversity, maintain or increase carbon stocks in forests, or achieve both of these often complementary objectives. This report fulfills the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118.


In FY 2010, USAID invested $178 million in more than 45 countries in forestry — actions which conserve or better manage forests. Of these funds, $169 million was focused on tropical forests. About $85 million of the Agency’s forestry efforts advanced biodiversity conservation as a key objective. Another $75 million in forestry was programmed under the Sustainable Landscapes (GCC-SL) pillar of USAID’s Global Climate Change portfolio. Programs in forest restoration, agroforestry and watershed conservation account for the remaining $18 million of forestry funding. Table 1 summarizes USAID FY 2010 funding for biodiversity and forestry activities.

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