Supporting indigenous peoples in protecting their forests
As the largest REDD+ project in Colombia, this initiative protects 1,150,200 hectares of tropical rainforest and preserves its biodiversity. It provides education, health care, sanitation, food security and other social services to 16,000 indigenous people. The project works hand-in-hand with communities to improve their living conditions and promote sustainable economic growth.
The project takes a holistic approach to sustainable change towards sustainable economic practices and conservation. The project contributes to the protection of indigenous territories by promoting self-determined governance by communities, better monitoring of territories, and stronger communication and transportation systems. It also helps improve food self-sufficiency for six different ethnic groups.