Vichada Reforestation Project
The project combines afforestation and reforestation activities to produce wood, the preservation of the local biodiversity and the restoration of ecosystems. Forests provide natural habitat for native animals and plants, protect and enrich the soil, save and filter water, and help sequestrating carbon to reduce the greenhouse effect.
The Vichada reforestation project is certified by the Gold Standard and contributes to the SDG 11, 13 and 15.
Aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities
The project has created many full-time jobs and brought together existing communities.
SDG 13: Take urgent measures to fight climate change and its repercussions
The project plants many trees and protects endangered areas, hence developing additional carbon sequestration. Forest conservation creates natural corridors and ensures the connectivity of regional natural ecosystems.
SDG 15: Preserve and restore terrestrial ecosystems, making sure to exploit them in a sustainable way, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, halt and reverse the process of soil degradation and end the loss of biodiversity
The creation of shelters for migratory and native animals and insects as a result of reforestation activities helps to preserve the adjacent ecosystems.
- 76,000 hectares reforested
- Prevention of soil erosion in order to protect the nutriments and microelements in the soil
- Creation of shelters for migratory and indigenous animals and insects as a result of reforestation activities
- Creation of natural corridors and additional connectivity of regional natural ecosystems thanks to forest preservation
- Integration of training programs strengthening environmental education of employees and local populations
- Development of a diverse and multicultural team, with equal rights for all participants