Resource Details

Awacachi Biological Corridor Reforestation

Project: Project - Nonprofit Project - Business or Private

Contact Info

globaltrees@fauna-flora.org

Affiliations

  • Global Trees Campaign -  partnership between Flora and Fauna International and the Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Link(s)


http://www.globaltrees.org/awacachi.htm

Species Info

  • Carapa megistocarpa
  • Tabebuia chrysantha
  • Lecythis ampla
  • Tabebuia guayan
  • Humiriastrum procerum

Description

  • The mission of the project is to propagate native trees species along the Awacachi biological corridor as well as the agroforestry areas in the buffer zone around the corridor.
  • The project to conserve and restore in the corridor was established in 2000 and spans 10,000 hectares.
  • The Global Trees Campaign (part of Fauna and Flora International) partnered with the Fundacion Sirua to reforest 40 ha of the corridor.
  • Planting began in February of 2009 when 30 hectares were reforested with 320-360 trees per hectare in the corridor and an additional 53 hectares were planted in the buffer zone.
  • Local schools in the communities of San Lorenzo, San Francisco, and Durango have maintained nurseries that hold an average of 300-400 seedlings each.
  • In 2010 and additional reforesting of 15 ha was conducted along with 2 workshops for adult inland 16 workshops for schoolchildren on tree propagation and planting.

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Ecuador
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