Amazonía Emprende Forest School: Conservation, knowledge and sustainable development
The project will restore 1,200 ha. For this, a nursery to provide native species will be established, community-based businesses will be strengthened and tourism programs will be created. In this way, national and foreign visitors will be able to connect with the Amazon forest and be part of the fight against deforestation.
The pressure on ecosystems in the rural areas of Florencia, Caquetá, has increased in recent years, mainly due to the unawareness of their inhabitants about the value of the ecosystem services offered by standing forests. In addition, the regional economic crisis and overall low income, have motivated locals to transform the landscape through activities with low levels of productivity, in some cases illegal. In consequence, pasturelands have increased, impacting biodiversity negatively.
Sustainable activities to be implemented: