This time last year, we were sharing the news with you that seven Model Forests and the Latin American Model Forest Network had taken action to restore Latin America’s forested landscapes through CAD$2.3M in targeted funding to Model Forest partners in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Guatemala to:
Given these results, we are pleased that RESTAURacción has received funding for two additional years to further this work. The overarching objectives of RESTAURacción will continue, focusing on:
RESTAURacción is about putting forest restoration into action. Keeping with Canada’s response to natural disasters, ambitious commitments to climate action and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, RESTAURacción has engaged local stakeholders and created synergies with national and sub-national government political commitments such as Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) targets as part of the Bonn Challenge, the 20×20 Initiative, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
Key results to date from the first year of RESTAURacción include:
RESTAURacción’s formula for success directly relates to the established governance platforms, the Model Forests, fostering close cooperation with local stakeholders, eager to contribute to the restoration of their landscapes. RESTAURacción results are scalable to all Model Forests that make up the Latin American Model Forest Network, and more broadly throughout the 60+ Model Forests in 30+ countries of the International Model Forest Network.
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RESTAURacción is funded by the Government of Canada through the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) Secretariat.