Colombia - Despite Facing Years of Armed Conflict, Peasant and Afro-Descendent Communities Conserve Mother Earth - Global Forest Coalition
The community of Barba de Mono

The community of Barba de Mono

These reserves are owned and run by campesinos, and unlike the Afro-descendant community in La Alsacia, they have no special rights. They also protect the biodiversity in their territory. Many peasant communities created such community conservation initiatives as a result of threats from excessive logging, monoculture farming, mining, livestock ranching and the lack of protection from the State.

Up until a few years ago they were severely affected by the armed conflict in Colombia.

Photo by Fundaexpresíon and CENSAT Agua Viva