Alliance between Public and Private sectors for the Recovery and Integral Management of The Paladines Stream Micro-basin
February 15, 2012
In order to counteract the environmental effects associated to pollution of water sources and the reduction of biodiversity in the ground, The Cerrejón Foundation for Water in La Guajira, together with Corpoguajira, signed a cooperation agreement for the recovery and integral management of the Paladines Stream Micro-basin through the implementation of cleaner production systems and training of rangers.
Of the $404,580,000 estimated for the development of the agreement, the corporation will contribute with $262,620,000 and the Foundation with $141,960,000.
Other organizations have join the project during its first three years of existence, including the Hatonuevo Major’s office, with a contribution of $200 million, the Tabaco Network with $25 million and SENA, providing training to fish farming entrepreneurs and to Wayuu members from the communities of Rodeito, El Pozo, Zahino, Angostura, El Cumbre, and Cerro Bañaderos, who, have contributed with their labour as compensation for the works completed.
Conservation activities contemplated within the agreement will be performed by 50 families located within the area and include the isolation and revegetation of 1Km. of hydric ring and 3 Ha. in water sources areas, as well as growing and planting 2,000 trees.
Fifty community leaders will be trained as rangers in order to instil an environmental conscience among the communities located within the area to guarantee the adequate use of natural resources and keep the environmental benefits the basin has to offer.
In addition, 30 families will be provided with water storing and distributing systems to guarantee resources for consumption and use in agro processes to increase food production and improve hygiene in daily chores.