Restoring Mediterranean lands
6 burned areas and 1 area destroyed by a bark beetle attack. A total of 403 hectares—996 acres—will be restored and 265,000 trees planted. The areas extend across the south of France, from Artigues 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 French National Forests Office.
4 burned areas and 1 area suffering advanced desertification. The Unesco Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, in the south of Spain, is one of the priority area for restoration. The Reserve is fully protected by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO). 1,070 hectares—2,644 acres—will be restored and 1,035,000 trees planted. The restoration work is carried out in collaboration with the environmental service of each region.
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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.
Once the reforestation is complete, we will send you the GPS coordinates of the reforestation sites, a reforestation certificate reflecting your donation and a report on the environmental impact and the amount of CO2 you will eliminate.
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.