ETHNO-PROGRAM FOR THE SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION OF THE TURTLE CARRANCHINA (Mesoclemmys dahli)
by GREEN AND SOCIAL FUTURE FOUNDATION
Aim of the project:
Implement an inclusive program with a gender approach for the sustainable conservation of the Carranchina turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli), through the increase of 2,500 individuals in the Carranchina
turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) populations, in the Zenú indigenous territory, in Colombia.
Mapping ecological corridors of the Carranchina turtle for the declaration of 32 Km2 as protected areas, in habitats and ecological corridors of this species, taking advantage of the political-administrative autonomy of the Zenú authorities over their territory. Implementation of an environmental corporation directed by 30 indigenous youth (50% women) whose social purpose is the sustainability of the conservation of the Carranchina turtle.
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world. But it has a delay in intervention and environmental education. Before the signing of the peace process in 2016, the Zenú indigenous territory was the victim of the civil war. The Fuverde Foundation has signed agreements with the University of Sucre and the Zenú indigenous leadership and through this project will increase the conservation capacity of the Zenú community and strengthen the role of indigenous women in decision making and environmental operability. This species is critically endangered (CR) according to the IUCN red list.