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5888268 km2
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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Partners: The Nature Conservancy
Countries: Ecuador
Regions: Amazonas
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Oct. 2008  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.fonapa.org.ec
Profile Completion: 70%

Primary Contact


Sarah Hauck

Consultant
The Nature Conservancy

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Project Overview

The Conservancy worked with local partners and government to launch a water fund in Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city, in October 2008. The fund will finance conservation of the Paute watershed, which supplies more than 500,000 Cuenca residents and 300,000 Azogues residents with drinking water and half the country with electricity through the local hydroelectric dam. Projected to raise $5 million over five years, the fund will also pay for the protection and restoration...

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The Conservancy worked with local partners and government to launch a water fund in Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city, in October 2008. The fund will finance conservation of the Paute watershed, which supplies more than 500,000 Cuenca residents and 300,000 Azogues residents with drinking water and half the country with electricity through the local hydroelectric dam. Projected to raise $5 million over five years, the fund will also pay for the protection and restoration of habitats critical to the survival of Andean tapirs.


Project Results

This fund serves more than 500,000 Cuenca residents and 300,000 Azogues residents with drinking water and half the country with electricity through the local hydroelectric dam.

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