We present the first bulletin of the Latin American Network of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in which the most current news of the activities carried out by the network are detailed.
During October 19-21, 2018, our fourth meeting of the DRYFLOR Network was held with the main partners from Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and the United Kingdom, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, in Quito financed by CYTED. Topics on diversity and monitoring of plants in dry Latin American forests were discussed. We were very happy to meet again with our friends Dryfloreños.
The ESC Foundation participated as speaker from 17 to 20 July this year in the international workshop for the conservation of dry forests, organized by Manchester Metropolitan University, British Council, Newton Fund and the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, held in the city of Lima, Peru.
Since 11 November 2018 the team of professionals belonging to the Foundation Dry Ecosystems of Colombia, Universidad del Norte, Universidad del Atlántico, Universidad de Antioquia, National Natural Parks of Colombia and Alexander von Humboldt Institute, carried out as part of the cooperation agreement of the Dry Forest Monitoring Network, Caribbean Node, the re-census of 3 permanent monitoring plots of 1 hectare (2.5 acres) established in the Los Colorados Flora and Fauna Sanctuary (Bolívar), Tayrona National Park (Magdalena) and the Macuira Natural National Park (La Guajira).
On September 24 in the city of Brasilia, the Scientific Director of the ESC Foundation, Karina Banda, participated in the annual meeting of coordinators of thematic networks of the CYTED program. The DRYFLOR network within Area 4 "Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems" presented the advances and experiences in CYTED's first year of support.
Three years ago, the country began the field work of the National Forest Inventory headed by IDEAM and Institutes such as; Alexander von Humboldt, von Neuman, Sinchi and Invemar and allied partners as ESC Foundation for the Caribbean region. By the end of this year, it is planned to reach 50% of the establishment of the 1,924 sampling units.