Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
At GeoPark we are committed to conserving and protecting biodiversity in the areas we operate in through adopting good practices and implementing programs focused on protecting the natural environment.
In Colombia we continued our association with the Regional Agreement for Biodiversity and Development of Putumayo, headed by business association ANDI, the Ministry of the Environment, environmental licensing agency ANLA, the Sinchi Institute and von Humboldt Institute. Under this partnership we realize synergies in carrying out participatory monitoring and consolidating records of animal and plant life in the area, as well as continuing the environmental promoter program with an emphasis on ecotourism and bird-watching tourism, contributing to the protection
Within the framework of its 1% investment plan, in 2020 GeoPark signed an agreement with the Ideam Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies to build the first regional center to receive meteorological information.
Following work between Amerisur, Gran Tierra Energy and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute in Colombia, a project was launched for the design and implementation of a plan to monitor biodiversity in the area of influence of the Platanillo block, operated by Amerisur, and the Rumiyaco, Venado and Burdine blocks, operated by Gran Tierra Energy Colombia.
With the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon (Corpoamazonia) we supported the care and protection of endangered species that currently inhabit the Suruma Park Amazon Experimental Center, located in Putumayo (Colombia).
In Ecuador and with the support and coordination of Sucumbios Province Decentralized Autonomous Government, we began the reforestation of 15 kilometers of riversides with native trees. We also promoted the controlled recovery of the normal courses of rivers and streams, in dynamic balance with the development of existing agricultural activities.
In Putumayo (Colombia) we donated land for the expansion of the Amazon Experimental Center to protect nature, Andean-Amazon connectivity and to develop diagnoses that allow the implementation of productive activities that contribute to the sustainable strengthening and diversification of the local economy.
We trained 39 community environmental ambassadors from Puerto Asis, Putumayo (Colombia) with an emphasis on bird watching. With this initiative we seek to promote nature tourism and train biodiversity protection multipliers in the region.
community environment ambassadors in Puerto Asis in Putumayo (Colombia)
We started reforesting
of riversides with native trees in Sucumbios Province (Ecuador)