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CREAting AND PROTECTING NATURE IS OUR WAY OF INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

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Our Approach

More than ever, it is becoming necessary to create large-scale restoration projects in order to have a significant impact on ecosystems and the climate, locally and globally. It can be a massive restoration over large areas or the sum of small mosaic restorations.

Our choice for large-scale restoration became clear when, in 2008, Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai launched a global campaign with the United Nations Environment Programme to plant a billion trees. Four years later, the result exceeded expectations, with 12 billion trees planted.

 

It’s Up to Each One of Us

Securing our Future

The mobilization of citizens is an essential force for the restoration of forests. A personal commitment reflects our responsibility towards the nature that sustains our daily lives.

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Our Experience

We organized the United Nations Environment Program campaign in Spain, the country in Europe most affected by climate change due to its Mediterranean climate. In four years we restored more than 75,000 hectares–185,000 acres–of forest and planted 47 million trees, the largest plantation in developed countries after the United States.

Now, we organize large-scale restorations, with a significant and measurable environmental impact, in order to best contribute to international goals to preserve nature.

Forest Landscape Restoration, the restoration of forests at the level of entire landscapes, has become a powerful nature-based solution to protect ecosystems and slow down climate change. We actively participate in these crucial actions for nature and the climate.

How we do it

We restore deforested, desertified and burned forest landscapes and create green infrastructure with a strong environmental impact. The forest landscapes we restore play an important role in the environmental balance. Forests are crucial and effective in the fight against climate change by absorbing CO2 emissions and influencing local climate.

Restoration reduces soil erosion caused by irregular and torrential rain, stops desertification, improves water flow and quality and protects biodiversity through habitat rehabilitation and ecological connectivity.

Among other factors, we take into account the state of degradation or desertification, the progress of natural regeneration in the event of a fire and the environmental benefits the restoration will bring.

We restore deforested, non-forested or partially forested land with native species.

Distribution

We respect the natural distribution of the species. The planting density is between 450 and 1,000 trees per hectare with a variety of tree species. Restoration projects are prepared a few months before work begins. 

Restoration Period

Planting starts after the summer with the first rains and stops at the end of March before the hot season. Other restoration work can be carried out almost all year round.

Our Call

Join the Mediterranean Green Belt and make a real difference

Preserve Biodiversity: Mediterranean forests are home to an extraordinary array of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. By safeguarding these forests, we protect countless lives and maintain the delicate balance of our planet’s ecosystems.

Combat Climate Change: Mediterranean forests act as powerful carbon sinks, absorbing large amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. They already store the equivalent of 2000 years of emissions of the entire European Union. By restoring and expanding Mediterranean forests, we can significantly reduce global warming and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Ensure Clean Water Supply: Mediterranean forests play a decisive role in regulating water cycles, preventing soil erosion, and maintaining the health of rivers and streams. By protecting them, we secure the availability of clean water for both humans and wildlife.

Promote Sustainable Livelihoods: Many communities in the Mediterranean region rely on forests for their livelihoods, such as tourism, traditional crafts, and sustainable forestry. By supporting forest restoration, we empower local economies and promote sustainable practices.

How can you make a difference?

🌿 Get a Green Pack: Your contribution with a Green Pack will fund restoration efforts, conservation programs, and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of Mediterranean forests. Each Green Pack brings us closer to our goal of restoring the natural heritage of the Mediterranean.

🌿 Spread the Word: Share our campaign with your friends, family, and social networks. Encourage others to join the Mediterranean Green Belt, amplifying our collective voice and raising awareness about the urgent need to protect these irreplaceable ecosystems.

🌿 Volunteer: You can actively participate in restoration and conservation projects, seedling nurseries, and forest monitoring activities. Your hands-on involvement will make a lasting impact on the ground.

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Together, we can revive the beautiful Mediterranean forests, protect their unique biodiversity, and safeguard the well-being of our planet.

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