Colombia’s Nationwide Hen Conservation Technique takes flight

After two years of collaborative work with representatives from all areas of the nation, immediately we wish to share with you the doc that collects the job finished to attain the replace of the Nationwide Technique for the Conservation of Birds of Colombia – Enca 2030. Our function is that each one folks get to know the method and the actions outlined and thus be a part of, from their initiatives to the implementation of the ENCA.

The highway to updating the Technique took loads of work. Our preliminary proposal to have face-to-face areas turned six hours every week of digital work. Nobody imagined that COVID-19 would come to remain for thus lengthy, forcing us into confinement and into wanting from our home windows to the world -natural and digital- how birds may enhance the standard of lifetime of Colombians and generate better sustainability for the nation whereas offering them with the habitat they want and guarantee their conservation.

Birds have that distinctive and extraordinary energy to deliver folks collectively and begin conversations. In our case, the Enca 2030 not solely initiated the dialogue and analysis from the perspective of lecturers and ornithologists, who, due to their work, longed for this replace, but it surely was a chance to have a dialogue with new actors and sectors, the place regardless of the totally different ideas, approaches, 
and visions, it was doable to construct a brand new technique that seeks that birds transcend and for Colombia to be acknowledged nationally and internationally because the nation of birds.

The method deserves to be advised past the truth that we had lengthy and intense digital workshops, however as a result of the step-by-step development was doable because of the Conservation Requirements methodology, complicated to know, however one which, regardless of de difficulties, labored terribly properly to have a recharged Technique.

In complete, greater than 30 digital workshops, with the participation of greater than 2000 individuals who related from totally different areas of the nation, together with rural and concrete areas, places of work, properties, parks, private and non-private transport, and even – typically – whereas attending medical appointments, all united by the dedication to contribute to the development of the nation by way of birds.

There have been additionally tense moments after we disagreed on selections or goals. This meant having extra periods than deliberate, which typically introduced discouragement. At present, studying the textual content, wanting on the outcomes, and the trouble made by many Colombian ladies and men, we have fun and reiterate that such an enterprise was worthwhile.

Extra voices and information

The brand new Enca 2030 integrates visions primarily based on conservation wants with a regional and nationwide focus, prioritizing the relationships between folks and birds. Subsequently, when the “social life” slowly reactivated, we organized face-to-face workshops, specializing in bringing the voices and information of native, indigenous, Afro, and rural communities that, resulting from accessibility points, had difficulties collaborating just about and contributing their information, visions, and expectations.

These face-to-face areas have been extraordinary. Free from confinement, we journey the nation from north to south to satisfy with indigenous peoples, peasants, and leaders who generate sensible conservation actions of their territories by way of birds. This opened the doorways to ancestral information and helped us to worth extra intently the important relationship these communities have with birds of their day by day lives. For instance, for some Andean peoples, “hummingbirds seem in desires, as messengers that point out how and the place to plant, and predict modifications within the climate.” Or, among the many Pacific communities, the shared information understands that birds point out if it’s a good day for fishing.

Undoubtedly, this expertise led us to acknowledge that information about birds happens in numerous areas and contexts. The normal knowledge of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities can be important to advertise methods for the sustainability of birds within the nation.

The brand new  Nationwide Technique for the Conservation of Birds of Colombia wouldn’t be doable with out all of the voices, experiences, and information acquired from all areas of the nation; from our islands to the glaciers, from academia and specialists, in addition to from unions, artists, educators, representatives of agribusiness and environmental entities and authorities, voices united in a flock in order that Colombia successfully integrates its financial, social and cultural mannequin with the conservation, administration and sustainable use of birds. All of us, collectively, are the nation of birds.

Right here is the hyperlink to the proceedings of the workshops (in Spanish).


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