Planting Trees, cultivating Peace. WWF implement ecological restoration actions hand in hand with local communities in regions affected by armed conflict in Colombia, such as the National Park Sierra de la Macarena. Our objective is not only to recover transformed forest, and their associated biodiversity, by planting native trees, but also to provide much-needed alternative livelihoods to local communities, such as the management of non-timber forest products such as oils, fibers and native bees. These restoration actions are key to WWF work in Colombia in supporting the Government in the quest to strengthen peacebuilding and conservation efforts by involving local communities in conserving biodiversity while improving their living conditions.
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