Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena News

Landowners Connect Key Ecosystems: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) support for Corporación Serraniagua, a community environmental group, helped to expand the Serranía de los Paraguas Network of Private Reserves to 60 members and 2,500 hectares. The organization linked critical ecosystems in the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot by encouraging local landowners to develop agro-ecological projects and engage neighboring communities in sustainable land-use practices. Serraniagua also established an educational program for member landowners and developed a commercial strategy for sustainable products and services in the area such as specialty coffees, organic sugarloaf, peach-palm, traditional crafts, and ecotourism.

For more information, contact , director, Serranía de los Paraguas Network of Private Reserves.

- November 2006

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