Baseline for the restoration of the forest of the José Celestino Mutis Experimental Station.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The ecological restoration of forests has been proposed as a strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change by recovering forests that were transformed for other uses such as agricultural or livestock production.

In recent years in Colombia, restoration has been used to compensate for deforestation processes, loss of biodiversity, and to comply with international ecosystem conservation commitments.

However, the generation of knowledge about the propagation, passive restoration and assisted restoration processes has been limited and has not been widely disseminated to the administrators of properties with a vocation for conservation and restoration.

With this proposal, we seek that the Universidad del Rosario joins the generation of knowledge on forest restoration and regional ecological restoration efforts through the formulation of an ecological restoration plan for the forest of the José Celestino Mutis Experimental Station in La Vega (Cundinamarca).

We intend to identify the area that can be restored on this property, as well as to identify if there are restoration efforts in neighboring properties.

With the formulation and execution of this project, biology students will be able to learn about restoration in practice.

Likewise, the University will be able to promote the management of this property as a living laboratory, while positioning itself locally as an actor that promotes the social appropriation of knowledge and environmental conservation.


Ecosystem, transformation, Cundinamarca.
Effective start/end date2/14/232/14/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Incubator


  • Bogotá D.C.


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