Gabriela Gavarrete

Over the last 10 years, forest fires have damaged the Walter Thilo Deiniger Park’s woodland cover, wildlife and rivers, affecting the surrounding communities. The year 2020 was the first year that the park did not suffer fires, thanks to the “forest and water” program, a restoration work that ASISTEDCOS Foundation has been applying in natural protected areas. The project aims to plant one hectare of land with native trees and build water retention structures in the soil; and to organize awareness-raising activities in the communities and design audiovisual material on forest fires and good agricultural practices, so they can educate people about the importance of conservation and sustainability.

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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.