Restoring native forest in the Andes

By 2045, the community-based initiative Acción Andina aims to protect and restore one million hectares of the native forest ecosystems in the high Andes  across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

Their grassroots work, which benefits millions of people in the region, is already forging a path for similar work elsewhere. The initiative won a 2023 Earthshots prize in the preserve and restore nature category, and Global Forest Generation plans to replicate the Acción Andina model around the world to restore critically endangered and neglected ecosystems.

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