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Norteak Group’s Reforestation Project in Nicaragua: A model for ecological connectivity and social responsibility 

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. 

Lina Avila our Manager Natural Climate Solution sitting in the green forest.
Lina Avila, our Natural Climate Solutions Manager, visited the Norteak Group’s Reforestation Project in Nicaragua

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. 

Reforestation in full action, measuring plots in the fresh forest

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. 

Man measuring plot in the freshly reforested area.
During the visit, Lina Avila and the auditor were guided through all the reforestation processes, starting in the nurseries and visiting plantations ranging from 1 to 7 years old. Inventories were performed, and the farms involved in the project were evaluated.

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. 

Lina Avila and Carmen Marenco, standing in a field, holding each one sprout in their hand. In the middle is a tree nursery.
Lina Avila and Carmen Marenco. Carmen is managing the tree nursery, making sure the freshly planted sprouts have healthy and strong start.
This is how ellepots are prepared for the teak seedlings. The local communities around the reforestation area are benefiting from employment opportunities created by the project involved.

This project is a true model for sustainable reforestation efforts that provide both environmental and social benefits.  

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