Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia

by Fundacion Montecito
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Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Climate Action! Support Nature Reserve in Colombia
Sunset time at Xieti Nature Reserve, Lake Tota
Sunset time at Xieti Nature Reserve, Lake Tota

Dear donors and supporters,

We are happy to be sharing with you this news: Xieti Nature Reserve at Lake Tota, has been reviewed, accepted and registered as a new OECM private area in Colombia. OECMs (Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures) are “A geographically defined area other than a Protected Area, which is governed and managed in ways that achieve positive and sustained long-term outcomes for the insitu conservation of biodiversity, with associated ecosystem functions and services and where applicable, cultural, spiritual, socio–economic, and other locally relevant values” (CBD, 2018).

This represents a major outcome for our purposes with our Climate Action project you are supporting here at GlobalGiving, since it clearly introduces one of the two nature reserves we have behind the project as a true highlight in terms of private conservation to deserve being supported. Xieti Nature Reserve has become the first and only OECM private area so far not only within Lake Tota's basin, but in the whole region of Boyacá, the state or department in Colombia where this reserve is located. No matter it is certainly a small area (3.2 Ha) -not compared to the size of our 2nd reserve we are managing as part of this project in La Hondura Canyon with 290 Ha-, this outcome is not really about size but more in regards to commitment to conservation purposes, also as a pilot hopefully to be followed by many more in our region and elsewhere.

Worldwide, OECMs and all protected areas are gathered in one single platform to visibilize those private and public efforts towards conservation, it is called ProtectedPlanet*, and the link to Xieti Nature Reserve in it is reachable here: https://www.protectedplanet.net/555744969

*Protected Planet is the authoritative source of data on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs). It exists due to the extensive efforts of governments and other stakeholders to map, monitor and report data on protected areas and OECMs. Through the Protected Planet website, users can explore the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), World Database on OECMs, Global Database on Protected Area Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME), and a wealth of associated information. (Source: PP website, here).

A link within the Xieti Nature Reserve to highlight this outcome, is already visible here: https://xieti.abctota.org/reserva-natural/omec-xieti

Your support to our project is a fundamental motivation to continue and invite others to join these efforts to act against our climate crisis, with positive initiatives related to increasing conservation and enhancing human-nature harmony.

In gratitude,

Felipe Velasco
Fundación Montecito

Map of Xieti Nature Reserve, as published in PP
Map of Xieti Nature Reserve, as published in PP

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Img of our volunteering/internship app form

Dear donors and supporters,

We are happy to announce that internships for this project are open! Overcoming that long pandemic pause, our next intern is coming from French Guyana in May this year, and will be with us for two months supporting our whole set of activities - monitoring wildlife, helping us with community workshops, giving us a hand on ecological restoration and much more.

Internships and volunteering are a superb way to create win-win interchanges and relationships. Besides the ordinary job, the cultural and academic interchange is greatly appreciated, and we try our best to make those experiences memorable and meaningful for all of our collaborators.

Since our NGO was founded (2010), we have been rewarded with the interest and collaboration from nearly a 100 people from more than 20 countries, counting all of our five continents. This help has had a value that goes far beyond of 'just work', and it represents a continuous motivation for our mission. Some of our volunteers and interns have become friends of frequent contact, to the extent of being nominated by us as Ambassadors or our nonprofit.

I take this opportunity to recognize the positive example from all of our volunteers and interns who have decided to come and stay in collaborating to us, shoulder to shoulder, to make things done. Their solidarity and will to help is, no-doubt, one of the best examples of what a GlobalGiving can be.

Looking forward to having more applicants in the near future, here is the application form we defined for this purpose: https://bit.ly/vola-fm

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco
Fundación Montecito

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La Hondura Canyon, nature reserve
La Hondura Canyon, nature reserve

Dear donors and supporters,

I take this opportunity to wish you all a great new year 2022, at a personal and family level. I hope it comes with good health and positive achievements in your plans.

And it's a perfect moment to share with you a fantastic video we have just produced, to highlight one of our nature reserves linked to this project: La Hondura Canyon, in the region of Santander (COL).

This video has voices in Spanish, and subtitles in English, you can view it here: https://youtu.be/Esw3Aa1jWw8

It's a brief insight to what we do and are planning to achieve in that reserve, and I hope it helps to clarify the objective of our project, as to act on our climate challenges, by the example of improving nature and community engagement, at a local level.

Thank you for your support, and I invite you to give us a hand by sharing about our project with others, around your friends and social networks, in an aim to welcome new supporters and fulfill our purposes.

All the best,

Felipe Velasco
Director, Fundación Montecito

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cameratrap 12.8.2021_ Tayra_ la hondura
cameratrap 12.8.2021_ Tayra_ la hondura

Dear donors and supporters,

This time we want to give you updates to our first stages in our "Act on Climate, Support Nature Reserve in Colombia" project, with this summary:

1. Both nature reserves are currently having a variety of actions, as follows: (1) Xieti (at Lake Tota) has finished its plant nursery building and first 1,000 native plants have arrived (see post); a grid map of restoration areas is ready (see map); and bird monitoring is counting a new species to sum up a total of 32 species so far (see more). In turn, (2) La Hondura Canyon (at Gambita, Santander) has started a two-year purpose that includes confirming its nature-reserve official registration, increasing wildlife monitoring, and acting on restoration by planting native trees to enrich forest corridors, all of those to be community-linked activities; meanwhile, wildlife monitoring is going forward, and a grid map for restoration and monitoring has been made already too (Red Hondura / La Hondura net - see more).

2. Our work is including networking with other organizations and governmental offices, in an effort to strengthen our governance. This is a little-by-little action, in which results come with perseverance.

Thank you for reading our report, and we look forward to having some more exciting news to share soon. Meanwhile, we kindly ask you all to help us on spreading thw word of our project into your groups, family and friends, to get an increasing support and be more effective with our project objective.

Warm regards,
Felipe Velasco

img_ red hondura_ la hondura net
img_ red hondura_ la hondura net
plant nursery, xieti
plant nursery, xieti
restoration areas, xieti
restoration areas, xieti

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Location: Sogamoso, Boyacá - Colombia
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Felipe Velasco
Sogamoso, Boyaca Colombia
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