Restoring a Wetland for Endangered Wildlife

Restore a Wetland for Endangered Wildlife

Project Summary:

Support a group of 30 women in Anori, Northern Colombia, as they restore a wetland for endangered wildlife vital for endemic frogs and bird species living our ProAves Arrieitero Antiqueno Reserve.  Invasive grasses have taken over due to past mining. Women will lead native plant restoration, fighting invasive species and replenishing flora. Help us empower new women conservation leaders and safeguard a biodiversity hotspot for frogs and birds on the brink of extinction.

Restoring a Wetland for Endangered Wildlife

The Challenge: 

This wetland was drained by mining, harming fragile ecosystems. Invasive grasses took over, threatening endemic frogs and birds.

This reserve protects one of the last known habitats of the endemic and critically endangered Chestnut-capped Piha, among several other threatened migratory and endemic birds. The reserve is also critical for protecting amphibians, containing 7 threatened species, 4 of which are endangered with extinction, and a few of which may be new species to western science.


The Solution: 

Together, we are organizing to bring water back to this drained lake, and begin a multi-year process to restore a wetland for endangered wildlife and endemic species through a women-led native plant nursery. This wetland restoration project will empower new women conservation leaders, while expanding crucial habitat for dozens of endangered and endemic species to thrive.


Long-term impact:

Restoring the wetland ensures long-term survival of endemic and endangered species. Empowering women as conservation leaders will have a lasting impact on biodiversity protection. This project is a step towards a sustainable future for both wildlife and the community, preserving vital ecosystems for generations to come.

Fundraising Goal: $20,000

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Restoring a Wetland for Endangered Wildlife



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