2.2 million trees to plant
The Reserve is unique in the world and is protected by the United Nations. The Reserve suffered a major fire near Marbella, province of Malaga, in southern Spain. Vegetation and animal life are struggling to recover. The Biosphere Reserve is a priority reforestation due to its ecological importance and unique geographical features. The reforestation work will be carried out in collaboration with the public authorities of the Reserve.
Reforestation of burnt forests helps rebuild the ecosystem that was destroyed by the fire. It is better to wait a few years after the fire before reforesting. The priority is to help grow the small, still fragile green shoots born from the seeds that fell from the trees before or after the fire.
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Burned forests in the Biosphere Reserve extend from the interior to the coast near Marbella, one of the most important city of the Costa del Sol.
Trees must be planted to bring life back, mainly pines and holm oaks, with an average of 750 trees per hectare (on average 1 tree per 13 square meters). Other actions to help and protect the wildlife of the reserve will be carried out, such as the construction of ponds for amphibians, water points for mammals, nesting boxes for birds and shelters for bats.
Each tree gives life to nature and protects the climate
We clean and evaluate the soil, select the tree species to be planted and the number per hectare and organize the planting. The entire process is carried out with the forest service of the region. Plantations are carried out with locally recruited forestry workers.
Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean
The Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean is the first intercontinental reserve declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The Reserve is unique in the Mediterranean. It extends from the south of Spain to the north of Morocco and includes a marine corridor with the Strait of Gibraltar. The Reserve is rich in vegetation with forest covering more than 60% of the area. Endangered fauna and flora species are under strict protection.
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