USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean – Office of Regional Sustainable Development (LAC/RSD)
"USAID’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau’s Office of Regional Sustainable Development (LAC/RSD) has held a long standing commitment to protecting Latin America’s biodiversity and improving the management of its protected areas. Through the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA), implemented in collaboration with 20 partners, USAID is supporting biodiversity conservation in the Amazonian portions of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. ICAA’s goal is to build capacity and commitment across the Andean-Amazon Basin for effective stewardship of the basin’s nationally and globally important biological diversity and environmental services. ICAA aims to address critical conservation threats and opportunities and to build local conservation capacity throughout the basin."