The largest forest restoration along the Mediterranean

17,000

km of coastline

24

countries

47,013,415

trees planted

Plant & Protect a tree in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Green Belt will represent the largest restoration of forests along the Mediterranean and a major green infrastructure in southern Europe.
We have already planted over 47 million trees and restored 75,000 hectares of forest, equivalent to 105,000 football fields, with a United Nations campaign.
You can act to restore and protect Mediterranean forests, a natural heritage that is unique in the world. Your action will make a real difference. Join the Mediterranean Green Belt.  Plant and protect a tree in the Mediterranean. 
Plant & Protect a Tree

Restoring and protecting forests in the Mediterranean is urgent

The Mediterranean is a region of the world where forests are suffering the most from climate change. It is also in the Mediterranean, the hottest region of Europe, that forests most need to be restored and protected. 95% of forest fires in Europe take place in the Mediterranean. Fires are more violent and destroy thousands of hectares each year. Desertification and soil erosion affect entire areas. One in five animal species is threatened with extinction due to forest loss. Without its forests, which are essential for regulating the local climate and sustaining animal life, the much-loved landscapes of the Mediterranean will be lost forever and Mediterranean agriculture will be more exposed to droughts and diseases.
We all need Mediterranean forests. Mediterranean forests need all of us.
Plant & Protect a Tree

Your tree in the Mediterranean

We plant trees on deforested areas. We help grow young trees born alone from seeds and still fragile. We protect all trees—the trees we plant and the trees already there—against fire and soil erosion. We build shelters and water points for the animals.
The restored and protected forest performs its ecological functions better, absorbs more CO2 and is more resistant to the impact of climate change.
Each tree keeps alive a global ecosystem with all the biodiversity.
Plant & Protect a Tree

Vie disparue optimized e1607616529628 HOME Arboreal

JOIN a greener world and climate protection


By joining the Mediterranean Green Belt you contribute to the commitment of the Mediterranean countries, endorsed by the United Nations (FAO), to restore 8 million hectares of degraded forests, encompassing more than 5 billon trees, by 2030.

PLANT & PROTECT A TREE
brote verde HOME Arboreal

PRIORITY RESTORATION AREAS

Mediterranean Green Belt

Forest Restoration Areas 

WE ALL DEPEND ON FORESTS
FORESTS NEED US ALL

Protecting nature is the best way to invest in the future

“Global challenges like climate change, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity, and the spread of devastating pandemics are sending a clear message: it’s time to fix our broken relationship with nature.” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

RESTORE MEDITERRANEAN FORESTS NOW

PLANT & PROTECT A TREE
UN Decade Logo EN HOME Arboreal

Arboreal supports the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration,  to halt the degradation of ecosystems and restore them. With healthy ecosystems we can fight climate change,  protect biodiversity and enhance people’s livelihoods.  

LifeForestCO2

Arboreal participates in the European Union project LIFE FOREST CO2, for the promotion of forestry systems and sustainable forest management to fight climate change through the removal of CO2 emissions in the land use and forestry sector.

Plant & Protect a Tree PLANT & PROTECT A TREE