Categories: Los Cedros

by Monserratte Vásquez


In the month of September, the Forest Ranger training course promoted by the Los Cedros Scientific Station began,
in which around 20 students are participating, a varied age group of men and women from the communities of the Los Manduriacos Valley and the Valle de Intag representatives of the ACUSMIT (Intag-Toisán Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area.

Through which capacities will be generated in community members to monitor water sources, recognize threats and propose solutions; operate camera traps to monitor wildlife; setting up camps and reconnaissance of the boundaries of the Los Cedros Protective Forest and finally first aid.

The workshops have been coordinated with a variety of key actors and institutions for this training process, such as Universities, conservation organizations such as Rainforest Concern, the Ministry of the Environment and the Red Cross.

In the month of December, about 20 community members will be at the service of conserving the last forests of Chocó.


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