Sergio Esteban Lozano Baez

The heart of our project are two species of birds that are in danger of extinction and that are only found in the Andean region of Colombia, between 1,200 and 2,500 meters above sea level. In addition to these achievements, it is important to note that the birds in our project are umbrella species, which means that the conservation and restoration actions that we have implemented are benefiting a greater set of species, as well as improving ecosystem services in the Andean region. For example, we are protecting 5 water sources and expanding the natural forest strips in the region. Also, with the improvement of agroforestry practices, farmers improve their productivity while helping to care for the environment.

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Under the banner of Generation Restoration, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) launched the Restoration Stewards program in 2020 to support and highlight the work of six young restoration practitioners and their teams, dubbed ‘Restoration Stewards’. The year-long program provides funding, mentorship, and training to deepen the impact of these projects.
In 2021, the Restoration Stewards and their teams will be supported to further develop their project and will become ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards will share their journey in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges. Locally, they will spark a restoration movement, creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for more sustainable landscapes.