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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Supporting partners 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.