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🌎🌱 For his efforts, Constantino Aucca has been named Champion of the Earth in the Inspiration and Action category, the United Nations’ highest environmental award. Constantino Aucca has dedicated the last 30 years to conservation and leads local communities in an effort to protect forests in South America, which are critical to combating climate change and are home to unique species of plants and animals.
Our projects will soon be accessible on explorer.land, a high resolution, interactivemap-based platform.
Acción Andina protects and restores native forest ecosystems across the Andes. We are the first multi-country, large-scale initiative to restore high altitude forests in this region of the world. Co-founded by ECOAN (Asociación Ecosistemas Andinos) and Global Forest Generation, our goal is to protect and restore one million hectares (almost 2.5 million acres) of this critical ecosystem over the next 25 years. Our growing partnership is led by dedicated on-the-ground conservation leaders that have established deep bonds with local and indigenous communities. We are responding to the urgent need to restore degraded high Andean native forest landscapes for climate resilience and water security while sustaining the last remaining high Andean cultures.
Saving the remaining 500,000 Ha of vitally important old-growth Polylepis forest is essential to the survival of the Andes and to our planet.
Engaging a new generation of conservation leaders and communities supported by a network of experts and resources is key to large-scale reforestation and ecosystem protection.
Restoring 500,000 Ha of lost and degraded high mountain forest ecosystems by planting the right native trees in the right places will provide long-term climate resilience, including water security.
The United Nations has recognized Acción Andina as a Nature Based Solution to Climate Change. We are dedicated to making the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 all that it can be.
We share with you the video made by Salesforce and Fortune Brand Studios about our initiative powered by ECOAN and Global Forest Generation. It was an extraordinary experience to be part of the productoion process of the documentary. In it you can learn a little more about the work we havebeen doing throughout the Andes of South America.
Our team has developed a high-resolution, satellite-based mapping platform with explorer.land. It provides a bird’s eye view of our projects, showing existing forest, reforestation sites, and nurseries while presenting relevant information about these areas.
We are grateful to Global Forest Generation and all our active supporters. We look forward to long-lasting, productive partnerships as we continue to build our ecosystem of collaboration.