This project implements a sustainable model for the planting of native trees. The goal is to educate the community on how to avoid worsening their environment. The project targets the Ayapel Lagoon in Cordoba, the second most important ecosystem in Colombia. Here, Corpoayapel is working to replenish a new stock of trees in hopes of restoring the condition of the natural resources which have been degraded by natural disasters, human interaction and disease yet to be addressed by the government.
The Ayapel Lagoon has been degraded by multiple dismal floods, as well as illegal activities such as overfishing, cattle raising and mining, all without regulations. Because we are powerless to mother nature, and cannot fight illegal mining, we will take action by planting trees and educating the community. Our goal is to bring awareness to the community about the care of their natural resources and an initial restoration plan of 15.000/1'000000 trees in long-term.
With your help, every single tree planted is going to provide support in improving the current state of the lagoon. Each tree you donate, will help educate the community to contribute to the recovery, conservation and protection of its main supply source, the lagoon. As we plant trees, we will progressively increase the forest. The abundance of trees will work as a natural purifier of its biodiversity, cleaning the air and specially the contaminated water of the lagoon and surrounding areas.
Going against deforestation, we want to have a community that will learn to take care of the wealth of the natural heritage. This is the second most important place in Colombia for the refuge of fish and migratory birds, with a great diversity of species. The Ayapel Lagoon is also a main source of living resources for 50,000 inhabitants in a vulnerable condition. With new forests we will prevent erosion, create wildlife habitats and provide nutritious food and water for the generations to come.