Portugal: Creating forests

This project aims to create and take care of native forests in Portugal, native trees and shrubs of the Portuguese flora. By engaging with various entities and volunteers, seeds are picked-up, trees and shrubs are planted, forests are taken care of and the Portuguese forest is recovered.

Forests play a key role in soil conservation and climate regulation, as well as supports the water and nutrients cycle. Forests are among the most important repositories of terrestrial biological diversity and this project helps maximize the services its ecosystems provide, witch are so important to our daily life.

Between October 2008 and April 2017, have been planted 384.178 native trees and shrubs on areas of Special Conservation Interest, including public lands (e.g. protect areas and national forests) and private lands across the country.

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Location

Country: Portugal

  • Area (km2):92.212
  • Population (millions): 10,3
  • Per capita GDP (US$):22.398
  • Life expectancy at birth (years):81,5
  • Child mortality rate under-5 (per 1000 live births):3,2
  • Adult illiteracy rate (%):5,0
  • Ecological footprint (ha per capita):2,4
  • Greenhouse Gases Emissions (ton per capita):4,9