RESTAURacción

RESTAURacción: Wildfire Restoration in Latin America

January 2021 – March 2024

Can$ 8,300,000

In response to widespread wildland fires that occurred in Latin America in 2019 and 2020, the Government of Canada launched RESTAURacción in 2020 with an initial investment of Can$2.318 million to support collaborative forest landscape restoration in across the Latin American Model Forest Network.

Strong first year results unlocked an additional investment by Canada of Can$1.423 million in Fiscal Year 2021–2022 in the Latin American Model Forest Network. A further Can$2.787 million was invested in 2022–2023, and Can$1.47 million committed in 2023–24, bringing Canada’s overall investment in RESTAURacción to nearly Can$8 million.

RESTAURacción is financed by Global Affairs Canada and led by the Canadian Forest Service through the International Model Forest Network Secretariat. Delivering on Canada’s commitment at the 2019 G7 Leaders’ Summit, RESTAURacción aims to:

  • Advance women’s leadership in post-fire and degraded landscape ecosystem restoration;
  • Plan and cost post-fire restoration; and
  • Promote longer-term investments in sustainable land use.

Besides its overarching objective of gender equity and inclusion, RESTAURacción continues to make use of our long standing, mature and proven partnerships within the International Model Forest Network. With the same overarching objectives and goals as FY2020–2021, future years focus on financing actions on:

Restaurraccion Objective A
Restaurraccion Objective B
Restaurraccion Objective C

The RESTAURacción Approach

To enable lasting forest and landscape restoration after fires, communities must be meaningfully involved in planning and implementing initiatives that affect their lives. 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.

RESTAURacción Partners

Key Achievements

In 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.

RESTAURacción 2021 Key Achievements Report

From January to March 2021, Can$ 2.318 million was invested in the Latin American Model Forest Network and seven Model Forests spread over six countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru).

RESTAURacción 2021-2022 Key Achievements Report

Strong first year results of RESTAURacción unlocked an additional investment by Canada of Can$1.423 million in Fiscal Year 2021/22 in the Latin American Model Forest Network, based out of Costa Rica, and in one Model Forest in Bolivia.

RESTAURacción 2022-2023 Key Achievements Report (coming soon!)

A further CAD$2.787 million was invested in in Fiscal Year 2022/23, in the Latin American Model Forest Network and seven Model Forests spread over seven countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru and now Brazil).

RESTAURacción in Numbers

RESTAURacción 2023-2024

A further Can$1.47 million is committed in Fiscal Year 2023/24, supporting four initiatives led by Model Forests in three countries (Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador) and bringing Canada’s overall investment in RESTAURacción to nearly Can$8 million. (more details coming soon!)

RESTAURacción Backgrounder

Actions Beyond Words – Views from the ground up

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