Corporación Serraniagua (Serraniagua Corporation)
Corporación Serraniagua (Serraniagua Corporation) works to ensure the connectivity of protected areas throughout Colombia's Cordillera Occidental mountain range, a key component of the Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor. The group connects the conservation corridors of the Tatamá National Park and Serrania de los Paraguas (renowned for their high biodiversity and species endemism) through a series of 60 community-managed and seven state-managed nature reserves, and encourages a high level of participation on the part of local and indigenous communities in environmental planning processes for these areas.
Working through a broad stakeholder base, including cocoa, coffee and sugar producers, ecotourism operators, environmental groups, rural schools, and women's associations, this dynamic social network is leveraged to protect the biodiversity and ecosystems of the surrounding region in a manner that also respects the livelihood needs of the local population.
Equator Prize Winner: 2008
Location: El Cairo and surrounding region
Beneficiaries: Rural communities, farmers & producers
Biodiversity: Network of 60 community nature reserves
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Equator Prize 2008
Latin America And The Caribbean
César Antonio Franco Laverde
Carrera 4 No. 8 - 44,
El Cairo, Valle
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