THE MEDITERRANEAN GREEN BELT

FRANCE

6 burned areas and 1 area destroyed by a bark beetle attack. A total of 112.60 hectares will be restored and 39,000 trees planted. The areas extend across the south of France, from Artigues, in Var, to the island Sainte-Marguerite, about half a mile offshore from the French Riviera town of Cannes. The restoration work is carried out with the technical support of the National Forests Office.

SPAIN

The Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, in the south of Spain, near Marbella, is one of the priority areas for restoration along the Spanish coast. The Reserve is fully protected by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO). It suffered an important fire. 1,070 hectares must be restored and 1,035,000 trees planted. The restoration work is carried out in collaboration with the forest service of Andalusia.

everything for the recovery of nature

We evaluate the burned soil, select the species to be planted and the number of trees to plant per hectare. The entire process, including the planting itself, is carried out with the public services in charge of forests.

REFOREST THE MEDITERRANEAN

Act for the climate

Burned land near the Mediterranean is one of our main priorities. We need to protect and complement the natural regeneration, offset the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere due to wildfires, reduce the risk of wildfires, and reduce the intensity and reach of new fires.

We reforest Mediterranean lands of high ecological value:
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, Sites of Community Importance (SCIs), Special Protection Areas for Wild Birds (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), as well as other areas protected under European and international laws.

Our goals are:

Restoring of deforested, desertified, and burned land

Protecting ecosystems and biodiversity

Improving soil and water resources

Preventing fire and erosion

Promoting sustainable development

Creating green jobs

Restoration of deforested, desertified and burned land will help increase rainfall throughout the Mediterranean coast and inland areas that suffer from drought.