Portugal has one of the largest wooded areas in Europe (35.8% of its area). This forest is 85% private, and the rest of the forest heritage is held mainly by the communes; the state only possesses 3% of it. The Portuguese forest is mainly composed of leafy species such as oak, chestnut or eucalyptus.
Reforest'Action plants trees in Portugal following the fires that ravaged nearly 30 000 hectares of forest in June 2017. Portuguese dry forests are conducive to recurring fire starts. We thus work in collaboration with the regional administration and many forestry experts to develop a new action plan, which includes the planting of diverse species, different from the eucalyptus, usually planted in Portugal.
POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT
This plantation project will restore a devastated ecosystem following fires. The goal is to bring biodiversity back into this environment by encouraging the planting of leafy trees, while fighting against global warming.