Know about the Restoration Stewards Mountain Ecosystem Project

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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.

Marlon Webb

Bosque para nacer Agua

Communities depend on the mountains in the area mainly for freshwater. However, the degradation of this vulnerable ecosystem is increasing. It is a fundamental need to restore this ecosystem and the society depending on it. That is why at Diwo, we partner with the Bruncajc Indigenous Women’s Group “So Cagru” to restore the Boruca mountains, conserve freshwater and preserve cultural heritage.

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Supporting partners

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.