One of the goals that the Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC established this year was to plant more than 600k trees in the Pacific slopes of Guatemala. The goal was achieved and overcome.
This year, 650k plants were planted. Those are from different species including native and exotic, and are planted with conservation, wood, and energy purposes. Plants were produced in more than 50 tree nurseries distributed all along the Pacific slopes of Guatemala, and were coordinated along with local partners including INAB, FONTIERRA, communities, sugar and banana enterprises, NGOs, and other organizations.
With the trees planted this year, the ICC has contributed with more than 2.5 million trees in Southern Guatemala since the reforestation program started in 2011.