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Afforestation, Reforestation Revegetation (ARR)

Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung

1. Keine Armut

100+ families

benefit from improved livelihoods and/or increased income

4. Hochwertige Bildung

60% student complete secondary school

where they learn about forestry and specifically growing cocoa

5. Geschlechtergleichheit

31% of staff are women

and 84% come from nearby villages

8. Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum

100+ jobs opportunities

helping promote economic growth in the region

12. Verantwortungsvoller Konsum und Produktion

500+ ha of agroforestry

to reduce deforestation and promote the sustainable growth of cocoa

13. Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz

273,000 tonnes of CO2e

mitigated over the project lifetime

15. Leben an Land

1,645 hectares of degraded land

protected and restored by the project

16. Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen

Strengthening citizen participation

enhancing natural and social capital for local communities

Die Lösung

“Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P ISA” created the “Jaguar Connection Fund” into its Corporate Sustainability Program. The primary objective of the fund is to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and mitigation of climate change, as well as prioritize areas for the protection and recovery of the Jaguar natural habitats in Latin America through the implementation of forestry carbon projects. This grouped project is in the Colombian Jaguar corridor. The first instance, Cimitarra, aims to recover nearly 2,000 ha of land degraded by cattle raising in Cimitarra, Santander through the implementation of an agroforestry system that includes the planting of cocoa (Theobroma cacao), abarco (Cariniana pyriformis) and matarratón (Gliricidia sepium) as timber species; commercial reforestation of abarco and assisted natural regeneration. The overall purpose of this initiative is to develop an economically profitable system for the cocoa plantation that simultaneously provides environmental and social benefits to the region. The first cocoa plants were introduced in April 2016. The second instance, Tierralta, consists of reforestation with native species of areas that have been degraded by livestock in the municipality of Tierralta, department of Córdoba. This forestry project contributes to the recovery of the native vegetation through the reforestation of about 200 ha of degraded grazing land with the planting of native wood-bearing species. The land recuperation is focused on commercial reforestation and enrichment with ceiba tolua (Pachira quinata), and an agroforestry system with cocoa and abarco. The first ceiba plants were introduced in September 2015.


Die Auswirkungen

The project simultaneously addresses the results and drivers of climate change, namely capturing CO2 through carbon sequestration and addressing the socio-economic drivers by creating an economically profitable product - cacao - without harming the environment. Working closely with the local communities the project generates a lasting positive social impact thanks to education; increasing citizen participation and environmental awareness; creating stable jobs and income streams; improving health services and access to annual medical checks; and supporting families to make home improvements. The project activities benefit the exceptional biodiversity in the area, notably through restoring, reconnecting and protecting the previously fragmented habitat of five critically endangered species. Additionally, as a top of the food chain, some experts indicate that protecting keystone species - in this case, jaguars - results in cascading positive effects for the wider ecosystem.

Project ID: 301977
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