Resource Details

Reforestation on Ometepe Island

Project: Project - Nonprofit Project - Business or Private

Contact Info


  • Fauna and Flora International
  • Botanic Gardens Conservation International
  • Fundacion Entre volcanes


Species Info

Ardisia ometepensis



  • The mission of the project is to conserve and reforest the endemic species Ardisia ometepensis tree in the cloud forest of the Ometepe island in Nicaragua.
  • The project began in 2008 with the establishment of six research plots to monitor the dynamics of this tree in the forest.
  • Additionally, a tree nursery was established and over 9,000 seedlings of seven tree species have been produced and planted in degraded land. 

Geographical Region

  • Southern Central America
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Nicaragua
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    ELTI is a joint initiative of:
    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute