Reafforestations

We develop reafforestation projects in degraded areas, in order to achieve an ecological restoration. Local species are planted according to the ecological conditions of each land. The first steps include the development of a technical project, with the necessary studies to select the plants, the density and the most appropriate plantation framework.

One of the objectives of some of our reafforestation projects is the compensation of the carbon footprint of different entities and individuals. They are implemented following sustainable and ecological silviculture criteria in the framework of more global ecosystem restoration projects. Local species are prioritized, even if they follow slow-growing patterns, and their conservation is ensured in the long term.

In addition, in the framework of reafforestation projects, different voluntary activities are arranged with staff from interested companies. Reafforestation activities have been developed in collaboration with entities la Banco Santander Foundation, Toyota,  Unilever, Línea Directa, L’Oreal, LAR Group, DKV Insurance or Vodafone.

In collaboration with ECODES and Aragón Regional Government, and with the financial support of DKV Insurance, we have developed the first carbon compensation project in Spain through reafforestation activities that has been verified according to the ISO 14064-2 standard following the Voluntary Carbon Market  “Verified Carbon Standard”. This standard ensures the technical compliance of the compensation of emissions in the project.

 

The reafforestation project has been implemented in the municipality of Zuera (Zaragoza, Spain), in an area called Soto de Salz. A total of 9.97 hectares have been reafforestated with local riverside local plant species, with more than 5,000 plants belonging to local species (Populus nigra, Populus alba, Tamarix gallica and Salix alba). These plants will contribute to the absorption of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, by storing it in different carbon sinks (air or underground organic matter). It is estimated that they will absorb an average of 12 tonnes CO2/ha/year  for the first 30 years since their planting, which is equal to 119 tonnes CO2/year in the total planted surface.

Desde 1993 dedicados a la conservación de la naturaleza y la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas

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