Andean Forest

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Specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the course on recovery of degraded areas and forest management in Chile

Specialists from Latin American and Caribbean countries participated in the IV International Course on Forest Management and Recovery of Degraded Vegetation Resources, held from 21st to 25th November in Chile which was organized by the National Forestry Corporation of Chile (CONAF), the Chilean Agency or International Development Cooperation (AGCID), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with the support of the Andean Forests Program.

The course was carried out within the framework of the National Strategy for Climate Change and Vegetation Resources (ENCCRV) and aimed to strengthen technical capacities related to the issues of forest management and recovery of degraded vegetation resources,

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Opportunities for sustainable investment to cope with water scarcity in the north of the country

On the morning of Tuesday, 13th December, breakfast on the Quiroz Water Fund (FAQCH) was held with great enthusiasm with the purpose of presenting the advances in the implementation of this initiative that has been working successfully for the conservation of the moors and the Andean forests and to ensure the provision of water.

Alexander More, director of Nature and International Culture in Peru, opened the event highlighting the support of the initiative from the public sector and international cooperation.

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The “Restoration of Andean forest landscapes” Symposium took place

Within the framework of the III Colombian Congress of Restoration, the Andean Forests Program and CIFOR held the symposium “Restoration of Andean Forest Landscapes”, with the participation of three exhibitors with experience in ecological rehabilitation.

Carolina Murcia, a consultant of the Andean Forests Program, started the symposium with the presentation of a comparative analysis of the evolution of ecological restoration in the tropical Andes, after which the participants were invited to take into account the specificities and particularities of each country.

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Interview with Karen Holl, PHD on Ecological Restoration and Lecturer at the University of California

In the framework of the III Colombian Congress on Ecological Restoration, we had the opportunity to interview Karen Holl, PHD in Ecological Restoration and lecturer at the University of California.

Karen Holl, PHD in Restoration Ecological and lecturer at the University of California:

What challenges have you encountered in the process of forest restoration?

In restoration we find mainly two types of challenges: ecological challenges and social challenges.

The biggest ecological challenges are;

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The regional meeting “Situation and prospects for the restoration of Andean forest landscapes” was held

Thanks to the organization of the Andean Forest Program (HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and CONDESAN) and CIFOR (the Centre for International Forestry Research), the Regional Meeting “Situation and prospects for  the restoration of Andean Forests landscapes” was held on Tuesday, 18th October, which aimed to know the state of progress on the subject of restoration of Andean forest landscapes in the countries of the region,  identifying common and differentiated elements; based on the results of a recent study that shows a comparative analysis of how Colombia,

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Regional Meeting “Situation and prospects for the restoration of Andean Forest landscapes”

Thanks to the organization of the Andean Forest Program (HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and CONDESAN) and CIFOR (the Centre for International Forestry Research), the Regional Meeting “Situation and prospects for the restoration of Andean Forest landscapes” will be held on Tuesday, 18th October, which aims to know the state of progress on the subject of restoration of Andean forest landscapes in the countries of the region,  identifying common and differentiated elements;

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X Latin American Congress of Environmental Forestry Law 2016

“Forests, people and peace, an opportunity for Latin American integration” is the 2016 theme of the X Latin American Congress of Environmental Forestry Law, to be held from November 8th to November 10th in Bogota, Colombia. It will be a major academic, social and institutional meeting that will allow the implementation of the necessary legal, institutional and public policies analyses, based on scientific knowledge, academic efforts and community experiences in order to identify the economic opportunities that the sustainable management of forests offers as an alternative of land-use planning,

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In Junín a group is reactivated for the management of risks of forest fires

The Interinstitutional Group of the Junín Region for Forest Fire Risk Management is reactivated and will be responsible for coordinating and articulating actions to prevent, control or respond to the occurrence of forest fires and the rehabilitation of affected areas promoted by the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.

The group is made up of public and private institutions in the region, including the 30 institutions that participated in the meeting held on 23rd August 2016 on the premises of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture of Junin.

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EcoAventura 2016: A marathon for the Andean forests of Peru will be held in September

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The native Andean forests of Apurimac will host EcoAventura 2016, a marathon that seeks to promote the conservation of the Andean forests and highlight the important role  for the communities  with respect to the ecosystemic services they provide and their potential for  adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

EcoAventura 2016 will be held on September 25th and expects to welcome thousands of local and international athletes in its three categories: 12K,

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Ecuador: An ordinance for a #MiningFreeQuito is approved

New hope  among the peasant communities of the northwest of the Metropolitan District of Quito. Last August 11th, 2016, on a second debate, the Metropolitan Council of Quito unanimously approved the ordinance that establishes the following parishes as an area of Sustainability and Conservation of both Cultural and Natural Heritage: Nono, Calacali, Nanegalito, Nanegal, Gualea and Pacto, located northwest in the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDQ) as part of the Andean-Choco’s Commonwealth .

The objective of this ordinance is to keep these lands free from exploitation activities,