TROPICAL FOREST CONSERVATION ACT TFCA

Project area

1 million hectares

Investment

USD $ 10 million

Term

2004 - current

Location

Serranía de los Yariguíes (Santander), Corredor de Robles (Santander y Boyacá), Orinoquia (Vichada, Casanare, Arauca)

Allies

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conservación Internacional (CI), Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (PNN), Embajada de Estados Unidos

Sustainable development goals to which we contribute

TFCA enables long-term financial sustainability for forest conservation.

The Tropical Forest Conservation Act in Colombia (TFCA) was created through an agreement signed between the governments of Colombia and the United States and three NGOs with a recognized environmental record around the world: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conservation International (CI). TFCA resources are from a debt-for-nature swap. The program promotes and supports civil society initiatives aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, ecosystem services, and biological diversity in priority forest areas around Colombia. Fondo Acción was selected to be the TFCA administrator in 2004.

 

Our goal is to conserve, protect, restore, and promote the sustainable use of tropical forests in Colombia for the benefit of local communities.

Between 2004 and 2016, the TFCA focused its actions and investments on three forest areas:  

 

– The El Tuparro Biosphere Reserve (RBT) in the department of Vichada.

-The Serranía de los Yariguíes National Park’s buffer zone in the department of Santander.

-The Andean Corridor of Oak Forests in the departments of Santander and Boyacá.