Achieved outcomes and impacts:
In 2021, more than 300 plants of 35 different species, native to the eastern hills, were planted. In total, nearly 100 different species have been planted in the last 5 years. More than 30 open-air lectures were held in 2021, with more than 400 attendees learning about different topics and generating social cohesion. More than 200 volunteer days have been held, where in 2021 alone, close to 1,000 people participated in helping to compost, plant, collect cuttings, identify fauna and flora, build and other activities.
A network of hills has been built and strengthened in which academic institutions and private companies have also participated in different projects in the reserve.
Success factors and lessons learned:
The most important lesson learned from this environmental instrument has been that without the involvement of citizens, most of the projects could not be carried out. For this reason, the dissemination of information, lectures, workshops, volunteer days, and communication networks have been of great importance in the development and success of the entire project. Alliances with private and academic institutions have also allowed funding and research for specific projects. We have learned that without the interest of the community, environmental projects are almost impossible.