Together we work for the preservation of wetlands

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019

Research, monitoring and outreach

This project has 3 lines of action. The first consists of the re-vegetation and maintenance of the space, with the goal of recovering the wetland system and create forests. This is done through the insertion of more than 30,000 vegetal specimens among trees, shrubs and other species selected for the area, and thus, generating an ideal habitat for wildlife.

The second line of action consists of research and monitoring, to devise the best restoration strategies, such as creating artificial wetlands with trapezoidal shape so that diverse vegetal species can be planted at different height levels in order to achieve an optimal ecosystem.

And the third line of action is focused on social management and environmental education of the different communities in the area. Through native plant germination and propagation workshops and tours, the recognition of biodiversity and identification of avifauna, community members become allies in environmental conservation.


Committed to the environment

Thanks to this project we have been able to identify 7 mammal species, 3 reptile species, one amphibious species, 103 bird species and more than 50 insect species that have reached the wetlands after the ecological restoration.

It should be noted that these wetlands have become the new home of migratory bird subspecies that are in danger of extinction: the Pico Verde Tingua and the Pico Azul Duck.

“This project is very important for us. As this is a semi-industrial area, having a wetland system gives us better air and water quality. Moreover, these projects that yield such positive results become an incentive for other organizations to also join this type of work”

– Iván Felipe Reyes, Environmental Professional at Enel-Emgesa

The protection and preservation of these ecosystems is both necessary and urgent; it is a challenge in which we must all take strong measures to mitigate the effects of global warming, while raising awareness on the importance of making good use of and respecting the environment.