Published On: 03/09/20211.6 min read

On Tuesday 10 August, Envol Vert received a visit from our valuable ally SWISSAID Colombia. The objective of the visit was to support the local organisation ASOPROYUS and its partners in the implementation of ecological corridors for the conservation of the most important watercourses of the district of La Siria, a municipality of Tolu Viejo, in the region of Sucre. These streams provide water to several communities and are connecting corridors for the fauna and flora living in the forested areas of the villages.

These efforts are particularly relevant, as the watercourses of La Siria are directly connected with the Serrania de Coraza Regional Reserve, which hosts high indices of faunal biodiversity. By restoring the connectivity of the areas, the project allows the necessary transit of fauna for its preservation. The project also aims to implement sustainable and diversified production systems through agroforestry and silvopastoral systems that strengthen the food security of the community.

The visit was attended by Walquiria Pérez, country representative, Susana Ardila Uribe, project coordinator in the Sucre region, Erick Yosef Medrano Bohorquez, agricultural engineer and Adriana Torrez, biologist; accompanied by the Envol Vert team, Axel Boyon, programme coordinator, Jonathan Gordillo, agroforestry systems manager and Louise Charles, local project coordinator.

During the visit, a tour of the plots of different participating farmers of La Siria who have decided to create a forest restoration and conservation area on their land was carried out. This area will be crucial in the near future, as it will guarantee the ecological continuity of this territory and the improvement of the ecosystem services of the tropical dry forest.

The visit also included a meeting with the community of La Esperanza, its nursery and a silvopastoral plot (a combination of pasture and trees).

The field presence and subsequent meetings will help define opportunities for joint actions between SWISSAID and Envol Vert in the coming years.

On Tuesday 10 August, Envol Vert received a visit from our valuable ally SWISSAID Colombia. The objective of the visit was to support the local organisation ASOPROYUS and its partners in the implementation of ecological corridors for the conservation of the most important watercourses of the district of La Siria, a municipality of Tolu Viejo, in the region of Sucre. These streams provide water to several communities and are connecting corridors for the fauna and flora living in the forested areas of the villages.

These efforts are particularly relevant, as the watercourses of La Siria are directly connected with the Serrania de Coraza Regional Reserve, which hosts high indices of faunal biodiversity. By restoring the connectivity of the areas, the project allows the necessary transit of fauna for its preservation. The project also aims to implement sustainable and diversified production systems through agroforestry and silvopastoral systems that strengthen the food security of the community.

The visit was attended by Walquiria Pérez, country representative, Susana Ardila Uribe, project coordinator in the Sucre region, Erick Yosef Medrano Bohorquez, agricultural engineer and Adriana Torrez, biologist; accompanied by the Envol Vert team, Axel Boyon, programme coordinator, Jonathan Gordillo, agroforestry systems manager and Louise Charles, local project coordinator.

During the visit, a tour of the plots of different participating farmers of La Siria who have decided to create a forest restoration and conservation area on their land was carried out. This area will be crucial in the near future, as it will guarantee the ecological continuity of this territory and the improvement of the ecosystem services of the tropical dry forest.

The visit also included a meeting with the community of La Esperanza, its nursery and a silvopastoral plot (a combination of pasture and trees).

The field presence and subsequent meetings will help define opportunities for joint actions between SWISSAID and Envol Vert in the coming years.

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