The strategy led through the alliance between Corpoguajira, Petrobras and More Forests, benefits twelve families who have carried out reforestation actions with more than 250 plántulas, knowledge sharing, monitoring and transfer of threatened forest species with high ecological value
The Regional Autonomous Corporation of La Guajira reported that twelve families living in the vicinity of the San Salvador river basin (Dibulla), were linked to the “Payments for Environmental Services” program, through which they received an economic incentive for conservation, to recognize the actions and practices associated with the preservation and restoration of the tropical dry forest.
This is how Samuel Lanao Robles explained it, who explained that the initiative was part of a project developed in partnership with Petrobras and Más Bosques, "These works also contemplated reforestation with more than 250 plántulas, knowledge sharing, monitoring of threatened forest species and trees affected by selective logging; Likewise, a training program was developed aimed at minimizing conflicts in land use., to favor the maintenance and generation of environmental services”.
Meanwhile, Manuel Manjarres Altahona, Coordinator of Ecosystems and Biodiversity of Corpoguajira, indicated that “by means of said strategy, which lasted five
months, training sessions on sustainable forestry development were implemented, pest identification, diseases and threatened native species of the dry forest”.
The official pointed out that the restored species represent a high ecological value, among them stand out the cedar, mahogany, caracolí, fig and shrimp.
Isidro Melo, beneficiary of the project specified that "this experience has motivated me a lot, I am satisfied with what has been done and we want to continue doing. The incentives received have served to sustain us, support the family, buy tools for the farm or medicines for our animals. We want the communities of San Salvador, Palomino and Rionegro continue to link since this is well-being for all ".
It should be noted that the Payments for Environmental Services program, includes an economic or in-kind incentive, to recognize conservation actions implemented by owners, owners or occupants of land, for preservation and restoration actions in strategic areas and ecosystems, through the conclusion of voluntary agreements between the interested parties and beneficiaries of said ecosystem services.