Fight Climate Change & Biodiversity loss

Help Communities in the Andes Restore & Protect Native Forests

Finalist for The Earthshot Prize!

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馃弳We are very excited to announce that Acci贸n Andina has been selected as a finalist for The Earthshot Prize 2023, considered the most prestigious environmental prize. Together with our partners, we are honored to celebrate Acci贸n Andina鈥檚 success in protecting and restoring native forests and combating climate change throughout the Andean region.馃尡
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Champion of the Earth

馃寧馃尡 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.

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Progress

ON-THE-GROUND IMPACT since 2018

Our projects will soon be accessible on explorer.land,聽 a high resolution, interactive
map-based platform.

20000
Native trees planted

Accion Andina

EMPOWERING LOCAL LEADERS & COMMUNITIES TO RESTORE VITAL FORESTS

Acci贸n 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 (Asociaci贸n 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.

Goals

PROTECTING ONE MILLION HECTARES OF NATIVE ANDEAN FOREST BY 2045

Protect

standing forests

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.

Empower

local leaders

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.

Restore

degraded lands

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.

CAMPAIGNS

GLOBAL ALLIANCES

The United Nations has recognized Acci贸n 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.

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Polylepis: The Most Important Trees You鈥檝e Never Heard Of

Polylepis Forests

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Among the Andes鈥 unique biodiversity is the only surviving bear

We need you to take action for our forest!

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World鈥檚 highest altitude amphibian inhabits the Peruvian Andes

The marbled 4 Eyed Frog

DEVELOP CARBON PROJECTS IN THE ANDES

We need everyone to take action for our forest!

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HEALTHY MOUNTAIN FORESTS PROVIDE WATER SECURITY

Learn more about our water program

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Critically endangered hummingbird native to Ecuador鈥檚 Polylepis forests

The black-breasted Puffleg

ecopreneurs

fight against climate change

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.

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Impact

INTERACTIVE MAP TO PROMOTE PROGRESS & TRANSPARENCY

Our team has developed a high-resolution, satellite-based mapping platform with explorer.land. It provides a bird鈥檚 eye view of our projects, showing existing forest, reforestation sites, and nurseries while presenting relevant information about these areas.  

Supporters

Key Allies

We are grateful to Global Forest Generation and all our active supporters.聽We look forward to long-lasting, productive partnerships as we continue to build our ecosystem of collaboration.

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