Mr. Braulio de Souza Dias (United Nations Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity) is going on an official visit to Guatemala tomorrow March 21st.He was invited by the Protected Areas Council of Guatemala (www.conap.gob.gt) to reinforce the efforts and projects that Guatemala is implementing on behalf of the UN biodiversity protocols. But his agenda won’t consist only of meeting government officials— our local NGO partner Fundaeco will be presenting him our project!
The Livelihoods project in Guatemala is being implemented by our local NGO partner Fundaeco (www.fundaeco.org.gt). It aims to protect the unique nature reserve of the mountain Cerro San Gil- considered the most beautiful biodiversity treasure on the Carribean coast. The government of Guatemala is partnering with Livelihoods and Fundaeco to carry out what will constitute the largest community reforestation project ever undertaken in the country: the replantation of 5 million trees over 4000 hectares. Since the start of this project in 2013, 250 plants and trees of various species (citrus, cardamon, mahogany, etc.) have already been restored over 300 hectares. The project will sequester 2 million tonnes of CO2.