All articles for the topic: Andes

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Centro de Estudios de Alta Montaña, de la Universidad del Quindío

The Centro de Estudios de Alta Montaña (CEAM) was born as a result of more than fifty years of continuous work favouring the understanding and conservation of the natural mountain systems of the Ce

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The Andes Monitoring Networks strengthen their skills in the course "Analysis of vegetation dynamics data in the Andes"

Researchers from the Andean Forest Network (RBA) and GLORIA-Andes, together with CONDESAN, the Institute of Regional Ecology (Instituto de Ecología Regional, CONICET - National University of Tucumán) and GEO Mountains, organized the workshop course "Analysis of data on vegetation dynamics in the Andes".

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Sixth Global Meeting of Mountain Partnership: South America and the Andes participate as an active block

On Tuesday, September 26th, 2022, Adaptation at Altitude ([email protected]) hosted a side event at the Mountain Partnership’s Sixth Global Meeting in Aspen, Colorado, USA. The side event was aimed at showing regional information collected for the sustainable management of mountains in the South America and Andres region.

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Sixth Global Meeting of The Mountain Partnership: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Altitude by Fostering a Community of Practice

On Tuesday, September 26th, 2022, Adaptation at Altitude ([email protected]) hosted a side event at the Mountain Partnership’s Sixth Global Meeting in Aspen, Colorado, USA. The side event hosted a discussion on how we can increase adaptive capacity to climate change in the Andes, East Africa, the South Caucasus, Hindu Kush Himalaya and beyond!

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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop

The Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop brought together more than sixty participants from across the world's mountain regions to share and create new knowledge and experiences on adaptation and regional governance in mountain ranges.

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Maria Hilda Moreno // The variety of crops grown in the greenhouses improves the diets as well as the income of local communities.

Rainwater harvesting and greenhouses for smallholder resilience, Colombian Andes

This Solution Story describes how rainwater harvesting and greenhouses have been used to enhanced the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Colombian Andes.

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Mountain Adaptation Outlook Series: Synthesis Report

This 2018 synthesis report explores existing adaptation policies in main global mountain regions, and identifies gaps - as well as opportunities - to integrate mountain-specific adaptation measures into key sectoral, national and regional development strategies and policies.

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Enhancing resilience of communities to the adverse effects of climate change on food security, in Pichincha Province and the Jubones River basin

This solution was implemented in Ecuador with the main goal of reducing the vulnerability and food insecurity of communities and ecosystems related to the adverse effects o

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Adaptation to Climate Impacts in Water Regulation and Supply for the Area of Chingaza - Sumapaz - Guerrero, Colombia

This project had the general objective “to strengthen the hydrological buffering and regulation capacity of the upper areas of the watersheds located in the Chingaza-Sumapaz-Guerrero Conser

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Association of Andean Ecosystems

ECOAN is an entity classified as a non-governmental non-profit organization in Peru.

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Acción Andina

Acción Andina is the first multi-country, large-scale initiative to restore the high altitude forests of the Andes.

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Market in the Andes

Políticas de Cambio Climático y las Estrategias de Adaptación de los Andes

Esta publicacion es un resumen del Conversatorio sobre “Políticas de Cambio Climático y las Estrategias de Adaptación en los Andes: una mirada multisectorial desde las montañas”. Read this article in English here.

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Water ecosystem service in Apurímac, Perú. Credit: Andean Forest Program

Financing for Andean Forests

The article describes the experience of Andean Forest Program with several finance mechanisms and identifies remaining challenges for the future.

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Beekeeping in Apurímac, Peru

Mountain forests management and well-being in the Andes

The article analyzes how the actions promoted by the Andean Forests Program contributed to the well-being and resilience of the population in its intervention sites.

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Management of vegas and swamps with traditional techniques by the Kolla community of Lagunillas del Farallón, in the Jujuy Puna, Argentina

In 2012-2013 pilot experiences were carried out on the management of vegas and swamps (high-altitude wetlands) at Lagunillas del Farallón, between 2,900 and 3,500 meters above sea level, in

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Robust ecosystem-based adaptation measures in Miraflores, in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve

The case corresponds to the EbA (Ecosystem-based Adaptation) experiences implemented in the community of Miraflores (other implementation sites were Canchayllo, Tanta and Tomas), in the Nor

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Wetland management and conservation in the Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve, Argentina

This program works with the communities and other local actors in the recovery of degraded wetlands in the Pozuelos Lagoon, northern Argentina, through the construction of small dams that a

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Strengthening and sustainable development of quinoa cultivation in the province of Anta

This solution aimed at sustainable development of quinoa cultivation in the province of Anta, Cusco (Peru) based on seed selection, organic production and efficient water management to reduce the probability of erosion and soil degradation.

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Improvement of vegas and bofedales through traditional Aymara practices in the highlands of northern Chile

In the highlands of Tarapacá, Chile, traditional practices, mainly from the Aymara culture, are revalued, and practices are applied to improve water distribution and soil moistening in the

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Conservation of Queuña forests (Polylepis spp.) of Vilcanota range, Peru

The objective of this project is to protect and restore Queuña forests (Polylepis spp.), their water, landscape and biodiversity, carried out together with local communities throug

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Climate Change policies in the Andes

Current state of climate change policies and adaptation strategies in the Andes

A new regional study on the current state of climate change policies and adaptation strategies in the Andes shows the achievements in seven Andean countries, and raises future prospects. 

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Fotografía de portada: Roxibel Pelayo

Protocolo para el monitoreo de fenología y polinización en cumbres

Esta publicación presenta un protocolo para el monitoreo de fenología y polinización en cumbres de la red GLORIA-Andes Venezuela.

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Hacia una agenda de investigación para el monitoreo integrado de ecosistemas andinos

Esta publicacion es un resumen del Conversatorio sobre “Hacia una agenda de investigación para el monitoreo integrado de ecosistemas andinos: aportes para la sostenibilidad en escenarios de cambio ambiental”.

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Ecosystem conservation and restoration in Laguna de Los Pozuelos, Argentina

This solution contributes to the conservation and restoration of high Andean wetland ecosystems in the Laguna de los Pozuelos, Argentina, through the active participation of local communities.

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