15 rural families of the Municipality of El Tambo will sign agreements for the conservation of the Andean Bear

11 November 2018

Sustainability | NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Grupo Argos, committed to the environment, promotes the preservation, restoration, protection of biodiversity and environmental education in different communities of Colombia, through conservation programs of the Grupo Argos Foundation such as Huella Viva, Verde Vivo and Conservamos life.

“Within the framework of the commemoration of the International Day of Environmental Education, from Fundación Grupo Argos, we reaffirm our constant commitment to environmental conservation. Likewise, we must highlight the commitment and educational work of the communities, which play a fundamental role in each of the programs, which contributes to achieving our goals, ”said Ana Mercedes Villegas, executive director of Fundación Grupo Argos.

With Huella Viva program, we promote the integral management of the territory in the Samaná Norte, Cocorná and Nare basins in the Magdalena Medio Antioqueño area. One of the recent results of this program was to get families from eastern Antioquia to implement in their farms strategies to adapt to the behavior of felines, such as pumas and jaguars, without seeing them as a threat.

For its part, the Verde Vivo program, which is carried out by the hand of Celsia, the energy subsidiary of Grupo Argos, seeks to raise awareness about the care of natural resources, in order to promote an environmental culture in educational institutions. Verde Vivo, is today in 182 schools, in 33 municipalities in Colombia and has impacted around 60,000 students and 1,200 teachers.

Finally, with the program Conservamos la Vida, by the hand of important allies, we seek to ensure the preservation of the Andean Bear in the Western Cordillera. For this, it has implemented strategies to reduce the area impacted by the productive activities of the farmers population, as well as carried out environmental education processes focused on the families who preserve the bear, students, teachers and parents.