City of Wetlands

Environmental Action Plan (EAP)

The “Environmental Action Plan for Llanquihue” (EAP) began in December 2016 and has continued till today, March of this year. This Project costing 34 million pesos, was financed by Innova Corfo Los Lagos, Prototypes of Social Innovation. It is an unprecedented prototype in the country, whose objective is to plan, manage and identify ecological issues in the urban ecosystem of Llanquihue. The Project was supported by the Municipality of Llanquihue, the Catholic University Landscape Architecture Master Program, Wildteam and the IEB institute. The methodology used was based on public participation with active involvement of the social, political, economic and educational actors.. These actors, joined by specialists in land use planning, ecology, social and environmental sciences, defined conservation priorities, threats, and the necessary strategies to reverse them. The idea behind this methodology is to protect the ecological functions of the city’s ecosystems, improve the living conditions of local communities, and develop skills, capacities and knowledge in the territory which could ensure the sustainability of conservation processes in the short, medium and long term.

The EAP is based on a cutting-edge methodology for conservation projects called “Open Standards for Nature Conservation” used currently by international organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature. To carry out conservation projects in urban ecosystems, the EAP is using a cutting edge methodology which includes related-training to local governments, a set of strategies for recovery and conservation of principal conservation objects and a project portfolio containing these strategies. The project was carried out in 4 stages and used the Open Standards Methodology as a guide for the conservation project work. About 200 people from the Llanquihue community participated in this process. During the last stage, developed in February 2018, the foundation committed its support to the implementation of the Plan, acting as articulator and facilitator of the challenge.

For more information about the project, its stages and methodologies, we invite you to download the “EAP Handbook” and enter its website.