WWF led the participatory development of an ecoregional conservation strategy for the species in the Northern Andes, with the support of other international organizations and local NGOs from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The strategy is being adopted by an increasing number of partners in these 4 countries and is helping to develop action plans at the local level.
is currently working with government and non-government partners to implement priority actions; including finding solutions to conflicts between wild bears and farmers, developing a communication campaign and identifying priority sites for bear
conservation in Colombia. In Venezuela, WWF's associate organization FUDENA
is leading the development of a national action plan based on the ecoregional conservation strategy.
WWF is also leading the way in forest conservation programmes. One such programme is ‘The Northern Andean Montane Forest Ecoregional Program’ - Promotion of the conservation of biodiversity and priority ecological processes in the Andean ecosystems and the sustainable use of associated resources are the main goals of this programme.