La Profunda is a forest restoration centre at the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: a tropical mountain range on the Caribbean Sea famous for its biological, archaeological and cultural riches.
In Colombia, Environomica specialises in researching and designing strategies and best practices for forest restoration in a tropical landscape severely damaged by decades of monocultures. Our research centres and tree nurseries produce native tree species and develop reforestation and tropical landscape management best practices.
AGROFORESTRY MICROENTERPRISE NETWORK IN THE SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA.
In collaboration with the international partner Treedom and the local partner Prosierra, since 2019 we build tree nurseries and train locals to create microenterprises that produce and plant trees. Each tree nursery project plant between 5 and 20 thousand trees per year, by promoting conservation agreements with local smallholder farmers and receiving a compensation per planted tree.
COMMUNITY AND PARTICIPATIVE REFORESTATION IN BURITACA.
Thanks to funding from the international partner the Global Heritage Fund, we have improved the nursery facilities to produce more native tree species in the Buritaca River Valley. We have also implemented several reforestation day initiatives engaging local communities, national and foreign volunteers, tourists and tour guides with planting trees.
SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND FOREST ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION.
Thanks to the support granted by WWF Italy in collaboration with WWF Colombia, Environomica has established the forest restoration centre La Profunda. Since then, the centre has been conducting research on local forest heath and biodiversity concentration. It has developed a tree planting methodology for the region. It is producing native trees and promoting conservation agreements with the local population. It keeps its doors open to volunteers and scientific research teams.
REFORESTATION OF THE LOST CITY ECO TOURISM TREK.
With funding and support from the Global Heritage Fund – the organization that leads the Lost City Archeological Park – we have started to restore tree cover along the trail that leads to the park. The 4-day tour that takes you through the ruins of the ancient Tayrona civilization is visited by thousands of people every year. The initiative is part of a broader program for the sustainability of the local tourism industry.
Environomica is active in Italy and Germany with awareness raising campaigns and initiatives over environmental consciousness, activism and participation in restoring and monitoring of urban natural resources.
We design and take part in initiatives to promote urban reforestation and participative management of urban green areas. We operate in partnership with local organisations and design tools for direct engagement.
DIGITAL PARTICIPATION TOOL “ADOPT A TREE”.
Environomica has created numerous campaigns for the restoration of vulnerable ecosystems named “Adopt a Tree”. The process has led us to develop a tool for digital participation in planting trees based on geotags and certification of the planted trees.
Todate, the tool has engaged over 1,362 companies and people and has resulted in 19,746 adopted trees.
URBAN REFORESTATION IN BERLIN.
Conceived by the Janub collective in 2018, the project was launched in 2019 with the aim of promoting the participation of local residents in mapping and planting trees in semi-public areas. The project area is connected to a large social block of Kreuzberg: a historically poor and multicultural neighbourhood of Berlin, Germany.