The first group was formed 65 volunteers, who received training on topics such as fire prevention forestry, efficient use and saving of water and protection of strategic ecosystems.
A total of 65 rural vigiyas were formed by Corpoguajira in the municipalities of Riohacha, Hatonuevo, Barrancas, Fonseca, San Juan del Cesar and Urumita.
This new strategy of the environmental authority allowed the formation of a first group of volunteers, who received training on topics such as the prevention of forest fires, efficient use and saving of water and protection of strategic ecosystems.
In addition, received the provision of tools for the execution of the actions that they will implement within the framework of this project.
“Our new conservation allies will be strengthened and will be supporting us in critical areas due to forest fires., Extense livestock farming, tala ilegal, among other causes. We have formed this first network that will implement important actions that will be accompanied by awareness and training work that allows the empowerment of communities on the territory, to contribute and support the environmental management that we develop throughout La Guajira”, explained Samuel Lanao Robles, General Manager Corpoguajira.
Meanwhile, the rural lookout Luis Ramos, He explained that through his role he contributes to environmental education and the generation of awareness in the face of the loss or affectation of the ecosystem.. “Through our work we are raising awareness and we are willing to contribute to caring for the environment.. We have carried out training with the technical support of Corpoguajira regarding forest fires, and how we can contribute to gradually mitigate these situations. Likewise, we have acquired knowledge about fauna and flora in our territory and water preservation.. We are already replicating all this knowledge with our communities”.
Finally, Corpoguajira reported that the project was carried out in partnership with the organization Preservar, managing to activate the participation of actors, institutions and community in general, in training on the prevention of causes and consequences of forest fires, in order to protect natural resources and general biodiversity, as indicated by state policies.