A Tree for Peace: why protect Chocó's Biodiversity

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Through participatory workshops in schools we educate children in Medellín about sustainable use of biodiversity in Chocó. We close this campaign on the one-day international event "A Tree for Peace".

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Through a series of workshops and a one day event (A Tree for Peace), the project educates children in Medellin about the importance of protecting Chocó's biodiversity. In the past, a great part of the irresponsible exploitation of this region's natural resources has been carried our by people from the mayor cities in the interior of country (like Medellín). Sensitizing children in Medellín will help create the necessary awareness to protect this vulnerable biodiversity hot-spot.

How will this project solve this problem?

Workshops to sensitize 9-11 year-old children in 14 schools of Medellín and the celebration of the international annual “Tree for Peace” day in which children will share their thoughts, learned lessons and plans to help protect this rich ecosystem.

Potential Long Term Impact

By sensitizing 210 children in Medellín about the importance of the Biographic Chocó, this project will gain advocates for the conservation of this strategic ecoregion.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

María Villa

Program Assistant
Envigado, Antioquia Colombia

Where is this project located?

Map of A Tree for Peace: why protect Chocó's Biodiversity