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Tree Planting - Central America
Evolve to Ecology is working with various not for profits such as 3-Force.org and some local musicians based in California to raise money to purchase and plant rare tree seedlings in Mexico and Central America to improve forestation and restore soil in soil erroded areas. For example it costs $485 for a pound of 7,000 sequioa seeds. We aim to purchase rare tree seedling species which will improve biodiversity of cloud forest in Guatemalan and Mexico
deforestation in Guatemala causes fatal landslides.
Guatemala and Mexico are countries where rural indigenous populations rely heavily on wood for fuel, in Mexico an estimated 600,000 hectares of old growth forest is cut each year. Only a small fraction of the damaged land is reforested.
The country is home to 1,246 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles, and 8,681 species of plants, of which 13.5 percent are endemic. Today forest covers between a quarter and a third of the country, but this is fast disappearing. Between 1990 and 2005, Guatemala lost 17 percent of its total forest cover and deforestation rates have increased by nearly 13 percent since the close of the 1990s.
Guatemala's rural population is among the poorest in Central America. As such, people's day-to-day survival is dependent upon natural resource use. Most rural Guatemalans have few employment options; they must live off the land that surrounds them making use of whatever resources they can find. Their poverty and relative lack of opportunity mean the country's forests are falling at one of the highest rates in Latin America. Official figures show that around 80,000 hectares are deforested annually, though some organizations say the figure may be closer to 95,000 hectares—or 3 percent of the country's forests—per year. Not even national parks are safe. Recent surveys have found extensive illegal logging in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve and the Laguna del Tigre national park. While such logging tends to be destructive, environmental groups are working to develop community-based conservation projects that use sustainable harvesting techniques to reduce the impact on the forest ecosystem.
The continuing loss of Guatemala's forests cause landslides and flooding, thousands of people die each year with landslides and the situation has been exacerbated over the last number of years. Deforestation. Already deforestation has had a significant environmental impact in Guatemala. In parts of the country soil erosion reduces agricultural yields while deforested hillsides are more susceptible to landslides during tropical storms that batter the country. In 2005, mudslides attributed to tropical storm Stan killed more than 1,500 people in the country.
We are organizing a benefit to raise money for planting trees in Guatemala. I remember hearing about a guy on the lake or near Lake Atitlan, who has a tree nursery and is propogating endangered tree species, if someone in my community in Guatemala know someone who is running a nursery trees and plants have spread capacityto thousands more trees. We can provide the money to buy seeds or trees, we want the native trees of endangered species in Guatemala to plant some areas of Guatemala to promote biodiversity, stop soil erosion and land slides and to promote reforestation, as well as someone who needs to be a nursery we are looking for the best locations in Guatemala with tree seedlings that will benefit most from the reforestation?
La plantación de árboles - América Central
Si bien este registro tiende a ser destructivo, los grupos ambientales están trabajando para desarrollar proyectos de conservación basados en la comunidad que el uso de técnicas sostenibles de explotación para reducir el impacto en el ecosistema forestal.
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Estamos organizando un beneficio para recaudar fondos para plantar árboles en Guatemala. Recuerdo haber oído acerca de un chico en el lago o cerca del lago Atitlán, quien tiene un vivero de árboles y es propogating en peligro de extinción las especies de árboles, si alguien en mi comunidad en Guatemala sabe de alguien que se está ejecutando un vivero de árboles y tiene las plantas se propagan por miles capacityto más árboles.
Podemos proporcionar el dinero para comprar las semillas o árboles, queremos que los árboles nativos de especies en peligro de extinción en Guatemala para plantar alrededor de las áreas de Guatemala para promover la biodiversidad, detener la erosión del suelo y se desliza la tierra y para promover la reforestación. ¿Así como alguien que necesita que es un de viveros que estamos buscando las mejores ubicaciones en Guatemala con las plántulas de árboles en los que se beneficiarán más de la reforestación?
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Welcome| Our Team | Last Voices of Gaia| Ecology Projects| Tree Planting-Central America| Rainforest Ecology | Marine Ecology | Indigenous People | Ascodimaya | Shiwiar | African Fruit Tree | Eco-Housing | Solar Cooking | Free Energy | Qigong | SBK Radio | Tree House Community |Blog | Art Gallery | Feedback | Shop | Links | Organisations| Guestbook |
All projects on the Evolve to Ecology website were created & researched by Ecologist, Carlita Shaw BSc ( Hons) ©, 2010.