100 trees join reforestation efforts in Manabí, Ecuador
100 trees planted is the result of a reforestation day carried out at the Represa Honda, in the province of Manabí, in Ecuador, within the framework of the International Mother Earth Day.
Young people passionate about protecting the environment, technicians from the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, the municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government (GAD) of Santa Ana and the parish GAD of Honorato Vásquez were the ones who participated in this activity, in which native forest and fruit species were planted in order to improve the forest cover of the facilities of this important hydroelectric plant that supplies several cantons of the province.
The reforestation day was carried out under the coordination of the Zonal Directorate 4 of the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (MAATE), the municipal Autonomous Decentralized Government (GAD) of Santa Ana, the parish GAD of Honorato Vásquez and the Regional Program Scaling Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Measures in rural Latin America.
This activity constitutes an important milestone in the framework of collaborative efforts promoted by the EbA LAC Program in seven cantons of Manabí; through the participation and articulation of local actors of various kinds – including producers, local governments, public and private institutions, and academia – it is expected to deploy actions aimed at the conservation and restoration of ecosystems and landscapes, and thereby increase the resilience of rural communities against the effects of climate change, being one of the objectives of the Program.
Through ecosystem-based adaptation, rural populations can improve their conditions and livelihoods while maintaining their traditional and local knowledge, cultural values while contributing to the conservation and restoration of ecosystems.
“The program “Ecosystem-based Adaptation” (EbA LAC) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI) and is implemented by the German Development Cooperation – GIZ – as lead agency, in partnership with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) (IUCN) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in three countries: Ecuador , Guatemala and Costa Rica”.