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From the Monteverde Cloud Forest to the Amazonia, the Latin America and Caribbean region is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes. However, agricultural and mining activities are putting this under threat.
Luckily, young people are taking action on the ground in response. In this GLF Live on 18 August at 15:00 GMT, we will hear from two of the Global Landscapes Forum’s Restoration Stewards on their challenges and lessons learned so far, as well as their personal hopes and dreams for the future of their landscapes and the world.
Analì Bustos has a bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from the National University of Río Cuarto and a master’s in Ecology and Nature Conservation from the Federal University of Paraná. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Research Group on Ecological Interactions in Agroecosystems at FAUBA. Since 2016, she has been working in a forest restoration project in Argentina’s Monte Alegre Natural Reserve in partnership with the Global Landscapes Forum. Her passion is to promote restoration in a holistic way: not only of ecosystems and environmental services, but also the restoration of society’s feelings about nature.
Marlon Webb has dedicated his career to working in mountains to preserve their necessary role in providing freshwater to communities. However, the degradation of vulnerable mountain ecosystems are increasing. He believes it is fundamental to restore these landscapes and the societies depending upon them. His organization, Diwo, therefore partners with the Bruncajc Indigenous Women’s Group “So Cagru” to restore the Boruca mountains in Costa Rica, conserve freshwater and preserve cultural heritage.
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