Colombia - Despite Facing Years of Armed Conflict, Peasant and Afro-Descendent Communities Conserve Mother Earth - Global Forest Coalition
Women from La Alsacia monitoring animals and birds.

Women from La Alsacia monitoring animals and birds.

The community has a deep knowledge of their natural heritage. They have their own names and classification systems for fauna and flora, and internal regulations that monitor harmful activities. For example, they prohibit the planting of illicit crops due to their environmental, social and cultural impacts.