Citizens or community groups / NGOs
Details about how the instrument was designed:
The intervention was initiated by the neighborhood association of the Claro de Luna neighborhood, where the Angachilla estuary wetland is located, in 2007. For the next 8 years the project was run exclusively by volunteers and with very little assistance from the municipality. Several local NGOs joined the cause, as well as university students and the Universidad Austral de Chile. In 2015, once the initiative was institutionalized, the municipality became involved in the management and financing of the restoration and conservation actions.
Public sector institution (e.g. school or hospital)
Private: household, real estate developer, business , financial
Citizens or community groups (CBOs), NGOs, NGOs, etc.
Details about the implementation:
In December 2007, the Claro de Luna neighborhood association initiated the first project to restore the wetland. Different activities were developed and implemented, such as community clean-up days and environmental education workshops. In 2010, the neighbors of Claro de Luna launched their second major project related to wetland protection: "Restoration and conservation of the Angachilla wetland, through the creation of an Urban Nature Reserve", sponsored by the Ministry of Environment. Activities included environmental education, recreation, seminars, reforestation, mural painting, wildlife observation benches, information points and trash cans at observation points. From 2014 to 2015 additional funds were granted to social organizations working in wetlands, two of them based in Angachilla. As of 2016 the changes in the wetland were institutionalized and in 2020 the Claro de Luna neighborhood board is in the process of managing the declaration of the area as a "Nature Sanctuary".
How did the government support the instrument?:
The local government has been actively involved since 015. Part of the restoration funds were obtained through the city's participatory budgeting program. In 2022, the estuary was turned into a nature sanctuary with the help of the Ministry of the Environment.