Pioneer Species for the Restoration Ecosystms in the Andes of Colombia

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11 September 2022
Sergio Esteban Lozano Baez

The Biologist Carlos Salazar shared with us his expirience during the Restoration process at the Nature Reserve “Charco del Indio” in VillaHermosa, Tolima – Colombia. Carlos Salazar presents us three pioneer species that are very important for restoration.

1) “Arboloco” – Smallanthus pyramidalis.

2)Drago” – Croton sp.

3) “Chachafruto” – Erythrina edulis.

Sergio Esteban Lozano Baez

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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.