Melden Sie sich

Biodiversity Bank: Natural Reserve El Porvenir

Incentivising the protection of tropical humid forests in Cimitarra, Santander

Kolumbien
project_image_303113.jpg

Historically and culturally, the department of Santander is one of Colombia's richest regions, and home to many Indigenous groups. It has one of highest numbers of wildlife in all Colombia with over 9,000 species registered, 800 of which are endemic. The fragments of humid tropical forest the project aims to protect are essential habitat for large mammals such as the jaguar (Panthera onca) and the cougar (Puma concolor) who play a key role in keeping the ecosystem balanced. Yet, even the fragments of the humid tropical forest these iconic creatures call home are threatened by expanding agriculture, including animal grazing, and new infrastructure projects. If no action is taken to protect the forest, the area's abundant biodiversity and extensive ecosystem services will be lost.

Standort
Kolumbien
Art
Biodiversity Conservation

Sustainable Development Goals

Decent work and economic growth

Strengthening the local economy

by creating new jobs and improving local living conditions

Responsible consumption and production

114 hectares of silvopastoral systems

making sustainable ways to rear livestock

Life on land

180 hectares of the tropical humid forest

restored and protected, benefiting key, endemic and threatened specie

The Solution

This project aims to increase the natural wealth of the area and improve the local quality of life. The general objective is to establish a Biodiversity Bank, which in short works as a conservation mechanism based on Biodiversity Credits, creating economic incentives for private landowners to preserve and maintain biodiversity on their land. To ensure effectiveness, the Biodiversity Bank is based on a payment-for-results scheme. This means the design and implementation of a monitoring, reporting and verification system focuses on obtaining net biodiversity gains. This project seeks to create wide-reaching benefits for all stakeholders directly or indirectly, so the local biodiversity is protected in the long term.

project_image_303113.jpg
project_image_303113-1.jpg
project_image_303113-2.jpg
project_image_303113-3.jpg

The endemic Colombian chachalaca (Ortalis columbiana) may look like a chicken, its vital role in the ecosystem is far from ordinary. It acts as a pest controller, seed spreader and forest species propagator!

project_image_303113-4.jpg
project_image_303113-5.jpg

The Impact

By implementing the Biodiversity Bank in the Las Pampas-Porvenir Nature Reserve, the project ensures that the ecosystem remains healthy and continues to provide vital goods and services. Numerous wildlife species will also see their chance to thrive increase, particularly those threatened from habitat loss, including the tapir (Tapirus terrestris), classed as vulnerable by the IUCN, whose population has decreased more than 30% in the last 30 years, and the endemic blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti). The local community will enjoy a newly invigorated economy, more job opportunities and access to environmental education. This exceptional project uses an approach to positively impact the local community as well as the wildlife.

Discover how local communities are taking action to protect the breathtaking biodiversity of the El Porvenir Nature Reserve and find out how you can get involve!

Related Projects

project_image_302439-1.jpg
Kolumbien

Tolima Habitat Bank

Read more
project_image_302793.jpg
Kolumbien

Connecting wildlife in the Alicante River Canyon

Read more

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse

Bitte geben Sie unten Ihre Daten ein, um Zugang zur Datei zu erhalten.

We have the answer to your sustainability challenges and would love to share our expertise with you.

Subscribe below to find out more!

Kontaktieren Sie