Andean Páramo Project

The project "Conservation of Biodiversity in the Moors of North and Central Andes, better known as" Andean Páramo Project "or" PPA "is a regional initiative that works to conserve and sustainable use of grasslands in Venezuela , Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

The PPA performs key management activities in 14 pilot sites throughout the northern Andes. These actions are the result of a process of training, awareness and research from the social actors involved, in order that the moors will continue to provide environmental services features, while improving the quality of life of local communities that live .

This initiative is funded by the Global Environment Facility - GEF through the United Nations Program for Environment - UNEP, is led by the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion - CONDESAN, and executed by national agencies. These are: the Institute of Environmental Science and Ecology of the Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela), the Research Institute of Biological Resources Alexander von Humboldt (Colombia), Ecociencia Foundation (Ecuador), and the Mountain Institute (Peru). Likewise, the PPA has the technical advice of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the University of Wisconsin (USA) and is implemented by many local organizations in each of the four countries.

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Paramo Information Mechanism (MIP)

The Moors Information Mechanism (TIM) is an initiative of the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN) , under the Andean Paramo Project (PPP ) , whose main objective to visualize the information available on the moors conservation and sustainable use, and promoting the generation of knowledge, disseminate information and promote learning among different actors in the sustainable development of these ecosystems.  More