FIAES AND APP COMPLETE PHASE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT IN CONSERVATION AREA VOLCANO CHINGO
THE TREES AND WATER FOR THE PEOPLE (APP) ASSOCIATION COMPLETED THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OF THE PROJECT "SUPPORT FOR PROTECTION AND RESTORATION IN THE CHINGO VOLCANO CONSERVATION AREA," WHICH DIRECTLY BENEFITED SEVEN PROTECTED AREAS IN THE CHINGO VOLCANO CONSERVATION AREA.
With the objective of strengthening the restoration process in the Chingo Volcano Conservation Area, environmental governance actions and the construction of basic infrastructure in the Protected Natural Areas were implemented, financed through the implementation of special projects of the Environmental Investment Fund of El Salvador (FIAES).
The investment amounts to $188,000, with an amount of $94,000 from FIAES funds and an equivalent counterpart from AAP. The project succeeded in articulating the efforts of the different local actors, including community development associations linked to the beneficiary communities and the formation of the Local Advisory Committee (COAL), as a mechanism for empowering the communities, through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN).
Another component of the project was the development of an awareness day, focused on environmental education, an important aspect to achieve conservation of the natural spaces that house the area. To this is added the construction and improvement of basic infrastructure for the conservation and surveillance of the ANP, such as fencing, signage and signage.
In order to face the threats of forest fires, short fire gaps were established and community prevention and control actions were implemented, including training and equipping of forest fire brigades. The aim is to reduce the number of forest fires that could affect the Chingo Volcano PNA.
The different local entities, such as the cooperatives of the different communities and the ADESCOS, expressed the importance of continuing to carry out this type of project. They consider that each of the interventions carried out greatly benefited the quality of life of everyone in the communities surrounding the ANP.