One hour from Paris, the Domaine de Chantilly offers an exceptional natural setting and a heritage steeped in history. Unfortunately, its forest is currently in danger. A large-scale reforestation project is taking place in order to rescue it.
Iceland is one of Europe’s least wooded country. In the face of global warming, planting trees has become a priority. In Hafnarsandur, south-west of the country, Reforest’Action is planting 20.000 trees are planted every year for three years.
In the recent years, summer fires have been destroying the forests of Portugal, when temperatures are extreme. To mitigate the dramatic consequences of these natural disasters, Reforest'Action contributes to the reforestation of the areas ravaged by wildfires.
Located in the Northern Rivers region of the Australian state of New South Wales, the new Reforest'Action-funded project in Australia aims to create a food forest on abandoned pastureland. Led on the ground by the next generation of a farming community, embodied by our partner Permaculture Design Action, the project will develop biodiversity and strengthen intergenerational social ties within a local farming community. The ambition is to eventually create a successful example of agroecology, in the hope of inspiring young people who own land to replicate similar projects.
In Colombia, in the heart of the Andes, the project financed by Reforest'Action since 2021 and carried out in the field by Impulso Verde aims to restore the mountainous forest ecosystems of the department of Nariño and to develop an innovative silvopastoral model alongside local communities.
Anchored in the north of the island of Haiti, one of the countries in the world most affected by deforestation, the project financed by Reforest'Action and led in the field by the local NGO Agrinotech aims to raise awareness and involve local communities in the implementation of agricultural practices that are more respectful of the environment and the forests. The objective: to develop agroforestry among local farmers and gradually restore the forests of the Saint-Michel de l'Attalaye region. Between February and May 2021, 290,000 seedlings of various species were distributed and planted in the field by the villagers.
Since 2019, Reforest'Action has been supporting the reforestation of the Piura region in Peru, affected by desertification and soil erosion. Carried out in the field for the local NGO Progreso, the project aims to recreate forests on the mountain ranges in order to restore their soils and biodiversity, but also to develop agroforestry with 800 local farmers. After a first planting season in 2020, the 2021 season will double the amount with 500,000 additional trees, bringing to one million the number of trees financed and planted within the framework of the project thanks to Reforest'Action's funding.
From September 2018 to October 2019, a first part of this reforestation project in Haiti was financed by Reforest'Action and conducted by our technical partner OJUCAH. Following the success of this first operation, the project will resume in 2021 in a new dimension. While one of the objectives is still to develop family agroforestry around the town of Lavial, in the south of the country, the project now doubles as an ambition to also restore the forests of the region, which were heavily affected by deforestation and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. A total of 200,000 trees will be planted over the course of 2021, bringing the number of trees of various species funded via Reforest'Action in Lavial since 2018 to 400,000.
By becoming a member of the European Forest Institute, Reforest'Action intends to strengthen its dialogue with a variety of European forest stakeholders, including scientists. The aim is to continue to expand its work on the continent in the areas of forest restoration, afforestation and urban forests.
In Oregon, a forest destoyed in 2018 by a wildfire was reforested in the spring of 2021. This initiative, supported by Hennessy, is designed to encourage the return of vegetation and the creation of habitats for the local wildlife.