Vichada Reforestation Project

Location: Colombia
In the Vichada region of Colombia, the poor density of the savannah is due to decades of livestock farming practices. The objective of the project is to develop high-quality hardwood forests while stabilizing or restoring fragile and degraded areas. In addition to carbon sequestration through reforestation, the project provides social and environmental benefits to the area and local communities.

Project summary

The project combines afforestation and reforestation activities to produce wood, the preservation of the local biodiversity and the restoration of ecosystems. Forests provide natural habitat for native animals and plants, protect and enrich the soil, save and filter water, and help sequestrating carbon to reduce the greenhouse effect.

The Vichada reforestation project is certified by the Gold Standard and contributes to the SDG 11, 13 and 15.

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Aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities

The project has created many full-time jobs and brought together existing communities.

SDG 13:  Take urgent measures to fight climate change and its repercussions

The project plants many trees and protects endangered areas, hence developing additional carbon sequestration. Forest conservation creates natural corridors and ensures the connectivity of regional natural ecosystems.

SDG 15: Preserve and restore terrestrial ecosystems, making sure to exploit them in a sustainable way, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, halt and reverse the process of soil degradation and end the loss of biodiversity

The creation of shelters for migratory and native animals and insects as a result of reforestation activities helps to preserve the adjacent ecosystems.

The results

  • 76,000 hectares reforested
  • Prevention of soil erosion in order to protect the nutriments and microelements in the soil
  • Creation of shelters for migratory and indigenous animals and insects as a result of reforestation activities
  • Creation of natural corridors and additional connectivity of regional natural ecosystems thanks to forest preservation
  • Integration of training programs strengthening environmental education of employees and local populations
  • Development of a diverse and multicultural team, with equal rights for all participants

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