Step into the lush green forests of Nicaragua, where a groundbreaking project is restoring degraded grasslands through reforestation activities. Led by the innovative Norteak Group, this project is not only healing the environment but also benefiting local communities in various ways.
A Visit to the Reforestation Project
Lina Avila, FORLIANCE’s Manager of Natural Climate Solutions, recently visited the project on-site. The sound of Spider Monkeys and the sight of multiple colourful species of butterflies accompanied her during her visit of the plantation area. Her visit marked a significant milestone in this partnership with Norteak Group and was a fantastic opportunity to get first-hand insight into the project development.
Impact of Properly Managed Forest Plantations
“I am truly grateful with this site visit. It was a huge possibility for me to experience how sustainably managed forest plantations can have a relevant impact in ecological connectivity.”
– Lina Avila, Manager Natural Climate Solutions.
A Model for Ecological Connectivity and Social Responsibility
Connecting with the locals and people working within the project, is always an insightful experience, leaving us with a deep understanding. Currently the audit process for validation and verification is ongoing, with the project aiming for certification through VCS and CCB.
With a focus on restoring habitats and ecosystem functions, this project is primarily using teak (Tectona grandis) and native species such as coyote (Platymiscium dimophandrum) and genízaro (Samanea Saman). Located in the departments of Boaco and Chinandega in Nicaragua, the plantations are providing connectivity to mammals and birds, enhancing biodiversity in the area.
Social Benefits of the Reforestation Project
But it’s not just the environment that benefits from this project. The local communities around the reforestation area are also benefiting from employment opportunities created by the companies involved. Some areas in the forest plantations are even rented to locals for the establishment of livestock and bean crops, generating additional income.
This project is a true model for sustainable reforestation efforts that provide both environmental and social benefits.
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