- This initiative aims to create green spaces and solutions that improve the quality of life for people and the health of the ecosystem, contributing to the resilience of Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia in the face of the challenges of climate change.
- Grupo Argos has managed the planting of 50,000 red mangrove plants in the Mallorquín Marsh and over 230,000 native trees of the tropical dry forest in “Luriza,” one of the few areas of dry forest in the country under protection.
- The company is implementing restoration actions in strategic ecosystems, building capacities in the communities within the project’s influence area through training in nursery management and participatory monitoring of the water quality in the Mallorquín Marsh. Additionally, the installation of two community nurseries with a capacity for 10,000 mangrove plants per year is planned.
- The vegetation affected to build Ciudad Mallorquín was classified as secondary or transitional and does not correspond to the tropical dry forest according to the definition of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
A new chapter in the promotion of sustainable urban development is being written in Puerto Colombia, Atlántico, thanks to a new initiative from Grupo Argos’ Urban Development Business for the Ciudad Mallorquín project in partnership with an institute specialized in biodiversity research and ecosystem services. Initially, this process will require a five-month period of analysis and design and aims to establish an innovative Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) strategy for the sustainable management of urban biodiversity and ecology.
The NBS strategy seeks to create green spaces and solutions that improve people’s quality of life and the ecosystem’s health, also contributing to strengthening the resilience of Puerto Colombia and Barranquilla in the face of the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. This alliance reinforces Grupo Argos’ commitment to seeking solutions that harmoniously connect the growth of Barranquilla and its metropolitan area with nature and balance the community’s needs, further positioning Ciudad Mallorquín as a national benchmark in inclusive and sustainable urban development.
“Ciudad Mallorquín has a comprehensive sustainability strategy that has led us to implement active restoration actions in strategic ecosystems, including the supply of over 230,000 individuals of native species of the tropical dry forest in Luriza, passive and active restoration of 60 hectares of mangroves, and the development of two community nurseries capable of producing up to 10,000 mangrove seedlings for this ecosystem each year.” Ilva Gómez Legal and Sustainability Manager, Urban Development Business at Grupo Argos
Over the last three years, Grupo Argos has implemented active and passive restoration actions in strategic ecosystems, building capacities in the communities within the project’s influence area through nursery management training and participatory monitoring of the water quality in the Mallorquín Marsh, fostering partnerships with SENA and the Universidad del Norte. Similarly, the company has overseen the planting of 50,000 red mangrove seedlings in the Mallorquín Marsh and over 230,000 native trees of the tropical dry forest in “Luriza,” one of the few areas of dry tropical forest in the country under protection.