Fight Climate Change & Biodiversity loss

Help Communities in the Andes Restore & Protect Native Forests

Accion Andina

EMPOWERING LOCAL LEADERS & COMMUNITIES TO RESTORE VITAL FORESTS

Acción Andina is the first multi-country, large-scale initiative to restore the high altitude forests of the Andes. 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.

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 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.

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Polylepis: The Most Important Trees You’ve Never Heard Of

Polylepis Forests

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Among the Andes’ unique biodiversity is the only surviving bear

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World’s highest altitude amphibian inhabits the Peruvian Andes

The marbled 4 Eyed Frog

DEVELOP CARBON PROJECTS IN THE ANDES

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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’s Polylepis forests

The black-breasted Puffleg

Progress

ON-THE-GROUND IMPACT since 2018

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

20000
Native trees planted

Impact

INTERACTIVE MAP TO PROMOTE PROGRESS & TRANSPARENCY (BETA)

We’re currently developing a high-resolution, satellite-based mapping platform with explorer.land. It will provide a bird’s eye view of of our projects, showing existing forest, reforestation sites, and nurseries while presenting relevant information about these areas. Information is currently in beta. 

Supporters

Key Allies

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.

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