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Colombia’s Nationwide Chook Conservation Technique takes flight


    After two years of collaborative work with representatives from all areas of the nation, at the moment we wish to share with you the doc that collects the job carried out to realize the replace of the Nationwide Technique for the Conservation of Birds of Colombia – Enca 2030. Our goal is that every one individuals 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 street to updating the Technique took quite a lot of work. Our preliminary proposal to have face-to-face areas grew to become six hours per week of digital work. Nobody imagined that COVID-19 would come to remain for therefore lengthy, forcing us into confinement and into trying from our home windows to the world -natural and digital- how birds may enhance the standard of lifetime of Colombians and generate higher sustainability for the nation whereas offering them with the habitat they want and guarantee their conservation.

    Birds have that distinctive and extraordinary energy to convey individuals 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, nevertheless it was a chance to have a dialogue with new actors and sectors, the place regardless of the completely different ideas, approaches, 
    and visions, it was attainable 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 informed past the truth that we had lengthy and intense digital workshops, however as a result of the step-by-step building was attainable because of the Conservation Requirements methodology, complicated to grasp, however one which, regardless of de difficulties, labored terribly nicely to have a recharged Technique.

    In complete, greater than 30 digital workshops, with the participation of greater than 2000 individuals who linked from completely different areas of the nation, together with rural and concrete areas, places of work, properties, parks, private and non-private transport, and even – generally – 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 once we disagreed on choices or aims. This meant having extra classes than deliberate, which generally introduced discouragement. At the moment, studying the textual content, trying on the outcomes, and the hassle 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 based mostly on conservation wants with a regional and nationwide focus, prioritizing the relationships between individuals and birds. Due to this fact, 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, as a result of accessibility points, had difficulties taking part nearly and contributing their information, visions, and expectations.

    These face-to-face areas had been extraordinary. Free from confinement, we journey the nation from north to south to fulfill 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 carefully the important relationship these communities have with birds of their each day lives. For instance, for some Andean peoples, “hummingbirds seem in goals, 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 also 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 attainable with out all of the voices, experiences, and information obtained 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).