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.
Every summer, Portugal is the scene of terrible fires that destroy tens of thousands of acres of forest. Reforest'Action is involved in the reforestation of areas that have been affected by forest fires in recent years. Faced with the challenges associated with these dry forests, which are conducive to the outbreak of recurrent fires, we are working in collaboration with the Diocese of Lisbon and the Sylva Noca forestry firm to plant a variety of species. The project, extended to the municipalities of Marvao, Meda, Maçao and Abrantes, will plant maritime pine, chestnut, tauzin oak, faginated oak, glutinous alder, arbutus and wild cherrytree.
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.