We are creating the Mediterranean Green Belt, the largest green infrastructure in southern Europe. We have restored several degraded areas along the Spanish coast and in the Balearic Islands. We continue to restore other priority areas from southern Andalusia to the Pyrenees and Mallorca, including the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, near Marbella. The reserve is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Forest restoration areas indicated by the tree icon have been identified in collaboration with regions and according to the map of forest restoration opportunities established by the World Resource Institute and the ESRI geographic information system.
The Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean is one of the most important biosphere reserves in the world. It extends from Andalusia to the north of Morocco and includes the Strait of Gibraltar. The area north of Marbella of the Biosphere Reserve—province of Malaga—has suffered an important fire and desertification is progressing. The soil has difficulty recovering and animal life is still disrupted.
We evaluate the state of the soil, we determine the species to plant and the number of trees per hectare. The entire process, including planting, is carried out with our workers and volunteers, in collaboration with the forest services of the regions.
Region after region the Mediterranean Green Belt is progressing.
Our goals are:
Restoring deforested, desertified, and burned land
Protecting ecosystems and biodiversity
Improving soil and water resources
Preventing fire and erosion
Promoting sustainable development
Creating green jobs