Know about the Restoration Stewards Mountain Ecosystem Project

9 February 2021
Marlon Webb

Crán̈jsúj Díˇ Bosque Para Nacer Agua is a project developed by Diwo Ambiental together with the Bruncajc indigenous people from the Boruca community. The project is based on the ancestral culture of the Bruncajc indigenous people and aims at the restoration of mountains ecosystems within the indigenous reserve as well as at increasing the adaptation of those ecosystems to climate change. Our objective here is to rehabilitate deforested and degraded areas in the mountains of the Boruca river basin, alongside community water sources, thereby increasing ecosystem services in their benefit. Simultaneously, we aim at recovering their food sovereignty through food production for self-supply by planning agroforestry systems designed to generate abundant and diverse forest gardens, which in turn reinforce the conservation areas.

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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.