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Saving the Mediterranean forests

Arboreal is creating the Mediterranean Green Belt restoring forest landscapes in the Mediterranean. It will represent the major green infrastructure of southern Europe and one of the largest restoration initiatives in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean Green Belt currently includes Spain and the south of France up to the border with Italy. It will gradually extend to other Mediterranean countries.

Restoring Mediterranean forests is urgent

The Mediterranean has an important natural heritage and a unique ecosystem. It is the most visited region in the world, but it is also a region that suffers the most from climate change. Temperatures have increased by1.3ºC. The Mediterranean sea has risen 6 cm. Forest fires are more frequent and moreviolent. Desertification is progressing rapidly. The olive trees will be gone in 100 years.

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Next forest restorations

Next restorations will take place along the coast of Spain. Spain’s forests cover more than half of the territory, the highest proportion of any Mediterranean country. However, they suffer from violent fires, long droughts and loss of biodiversity. A large-scale reforestation will take place in the Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, near Marbella,  protected by the UNESCO.

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Protecting nature is the best way to invest in our 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

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WE ALL DEPEND ON FORESTS. FORESTS NEED US ALL

2030

An international commitment

2030 is considered as the last deadline to slow down climate change, restore forests globally, reach neutrality in land degradation and protect biodiversity.Arboreal contributes to the UN Declaration calling for the restoration of 350 million hectares of forests worldwide by 2030, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 of the European Union and to the commitment of the Mediterranean countries to restore 8 million hectares of forests by 2030.Arboreal actively participates in this international commitment. We have already organized a United Nations campaign in Spain to restore 75,000 hectares of forest— the equivalent of 105,000 football fields—with the planting of 47 million trees.

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How we restore

Restoring forests brings back life to a global ecosystem with vegetation, animals, soil, atmosphere.Restoration consists of helping naturally-born shoots, taking care of sick trees, doing works to stop fires, erosion, desertification and planting trees when necessary. The recovery of the vegetation cover of degraded soils is also essential. Forest soil absorbs twice as much CO2 as trees, supports  a great richness of life and enables terrestrial ecosystems to function.

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Every square meter you help restore, every tree you help plant, brings nature back to life and protects the climate.

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