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Spain & Portugal

  • CANSECO, LEÓN
  • CASTILLA Y LEÓN, SPAIN
  • 2022

Why Plant Here?


Spain and Portugal stand out as two of the most biodiverse countries in Europe and the world, boasting unique geographical features contributing to their exceptional status. These regions are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including iconic species such as the brown bear, the Iberian lynx, and various noteworthy bird species. However, there are several problems to face, and they endanger these unique fauna and flora, such as soil degradation, recurrent forest fires, land abandonment, and droughts.

For this reason, since 2018, we have been restoring nature in the Iberian Peninsula with an innovative, nature-focused, and high-quality approach. By creating resilient ecosystems and healthy forests, using innovative techniques of native tree planting and species mixing, we boost the ecosystem benefits of the area and regenerate the soil.

This effort is not only a response to biodiversity loss, but also a vision to help the rural communities. We support local people through skilled employment, environmental education activities or generating ecosystem benefits for them.

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ACRES OF LAND RESTORED

3.500k

TREES PLANTED

3.3m

TONNES OF CO2 TO BE SEQUESTERED

130k

+56

PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN IBERIA

SPAIN & PORTUGAL

PORTFOLIO

Iberia Projects

IMPACT & RESULTS

Benefits Beyond Carbon

CLIMATE

Improving soil, preventing erosion and droughts

By planting native forests with mixed species on degraded land in Spain and Portugal, we aim to improve the quality and life of the soil. In addition to reducing erosion in the future and promoting the improvement of their ecosystems to reduce droughts, a fundamental problem for the whole Peninsula.

BIODIVERSITY

Building resilient ecosystems and supporting native fauna and flora

By planting resilient forests with tree species adapted to each environment and climate change, we seek to enhance the Peninsula's native fauna, from small endangered fauna such as amphibians and bats, to large emblematic species such as the brown bear.

COMMUNITY

Benefiting the rural and local community

In Iberia, it is essential that local communities have a sense of ownership over new forests and can enjoy the ecosystem benefits they will bring in the future. To this end, all parties are involved from the very beginning of the project: field visits, environmental education activities, local work, and local nurseries.

PARTNERS

Who do we work with in Spain & Portugal?

Asociación Española de Educación ambiental
Fundación Oso Pardo
Fundación Oxígeno
Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático
Junta de Castilla y León
Gobierno de Cantabria
Asociación Española de Educación ambiental
Fundación Oso Pardo
Fundación Oxígeno
Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático
Junta de Castilla y León
Gobierno de Cantabria
Asociación Española de Educación ambiental
Fundación Oso Pardo
Fundación Oxígeno
Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático
Junta de Castilla y León
Gobierno de Cantabria
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