Planting trees to mitigate climate change and reduce pressure on threatened natural ecosystems
The project is nestled in the incredibly biodiverse Orinoco river basin, which houses two critically endangered ecosystems. In fact, Colombia is the world's second most biodiverse country by square kilometer and is home to some 10% of the world's flora and fauna. Yet rates of deforestation are soaring. In 2020, an area of forest twice the size of New York City was razed, primarily from cattle ranching, unsustainable agricultural practices and logging. Urgent solutions are therefore required for the country to protect its remaining forests and cut its GHG emissions.