Join the restoration of forests along the Mediterranean
km of coastline
Plant trees where it matters most
Help young trees born alone to survive
Prevent forest fires and their extension
Stop the erosion of forest soil
Build better habitat for animals
Make a real difference for nature and climate
Arboreal has launched the Mediterranean Green Belt, the largest restoration of forests along the Mediterranean and a major green infrastructure in southern Europe. The Mediterranean is a region where forests are severely affected by climate change. The Mediterranean forest is a unique heritage and the fifth most important forest in the world.
We have already planted over 47 million trees and restored 75,000 hectares of forest, equivalent to 105,000 football fields, with the United Nations.
Restoring forest landscapes means giving life back to the ecosystem with all its trees—new and old—its soil vegetation and its biodiversity. Restored forests absorb more CO2 and are more resilient to the impact of climate change.
Restoring Mediterranean forests is urgent
Temperatures in the Mediterranean have risen by 1.3°C, more than the global average and 20% faster. 75% of forest fires in Europe take place in the Mediterranean. Fires are more violent, destroying millions of trees and animal life. Mediterranean forests are a hotspot of world biodiversity. One in five animal species in the Mediterranean is threatened with extinction due to forest loss.
The CO2 stored by Mediterranean forests represents more than 2000 years of current emissions of the entire European Union.
Without its forests, the Mediterranean landscapes will disappear forever and the renowned Mediterranean agriculture will be more exposed to natural risks.
Mediterranean green Belt
For a greener world and the climate
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has called for the restoration of 8 million hectares of forest in the Mediterranean, encompassing more than 5 billion trees to be planted or maintained.
PRIORITY FOREST RESTORATION
Priority sites for forest restoration are selected in collaboration with the environmental department of each region and according to the World Resource Institute map and the ESRI geographic information system.
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