The GreenWatersheds project of the tropical forest foundation "OroVerde" in Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic relies on the natural resources of the forest ecosystem and aims to show people ways to adapt themselves and their environment to climate change.
In Guatemala, planting activities have already taken place in various communities in the last quarter of 2020. In addition to pine trees, another focus was on coffee plants. A tree nursery was also established. First fire brigades received equipment material for fire fighting and prevention, such as safety shoes and gloves, protective goggles or axes.
In Mexico, too, two communities were supplied with appropriate material, so that the first firebreaks could already be cut as a preventive measure. In the Dominican Republic, various forest areas were also reforested and a tree nursery established in several planting campaigns.
Foto Torsten Klimpel, OroVerde project manager. © OroVerde
Torsten Klimpel, project manager of OroVerde accompanies the work on site: "After the detailed planning and analysis phase at the beginning of the project, we have now reached the exciting implementation phase and are very happy that the Corona crisis has so far only caused slight delays here and there. With the dedicated local staff in the communities, I am confident that we will be able to implement further measures in the three countries of Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, thanks to the support of Munich Re and ERGO, and keep them on schedule."