San Jose – The United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) announced that over the next three years it will invest $ 3.3 million in environmental protection of 1.85 million hectares of Costa Rican territory.

The project has the support of the Global Environment Facility seeks to work directly with rural communities to which, in 2015, at least 800 families generate income from sustainable production practices.

The aim is to “support local initiatives to preserve biodiversity, climate change mitigation and the protection of land and water, which will enable communities to generate income to improve their living conditions,” the UNDP said in a statement officer.

The UNDP representative in Costa Rica, said the investment will take place between 2012 and 2015 and that for this year and resources are placed close to a million dollars in local projects.

UNDP officials urged community organizations to submit their projects and benefit from resources.

Some of the projects that have received UNDP support so far are for agricultural production and recovery of traditional indigenous knowledge in the hands of the Association Committee of Indigenous Women of Talamanca in the southern Caribbean.

In addition, there have been resources to the National Rural Community Tourism to strengthen the capacities of communities that promote tourism with a focus on natural resource conservation.

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