The project “Planting Water in the Serra do Caldeirão” promoted by Associação Natureza Portugal and Word Wide Fund For Nature (ANP | WWF) in conjunction with The Coca-Cola Foundation, it was presented on October 1, 2020, the day on which National Water Day is celebrated, having since then , even a few days earlier, more than 50,000 trees began to be planted to restore 100 hectares of burnt areas in previous years.
Afonso do Ó, ANP | WWF technician, explains in the first person, exclusively to diariOnline South Region newspaper, that the objective of the project is to protect and restore water to that region, in severe water scarcity, through the planting of native trees and shrubs, aiming at the ecological restoration of areas burnt by the great fire that occurred in 2012 at the Barranco da Corte / Ribeira da Foupana Site , in the heart of Serra do Caldeirão, in the middle of the Natura 2000 Site, in the municipality of Tavira.
In the conversation illustrated with images of the work carried out at the site, kindly provided by ANO | WWF, to whom diariOnline South Region thanks, the interviewee also explains that the initiative is part of the multinational's sustainability program, promoting the return of more and better water to nature, as well as explaining the species planted and why, as well as what has to be done after this phase of the project.
Bearing in mind that planting will soon be completed, the diariOnline South Region newspaper goes to your reforestation counter (2nd series) to add 50,000 to the number of trees already planted, leaving the 870,919 trees to be planted.
If the dear reader has knowledge of other plantations, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can continue our project of publicizing the planting of 1 Million (2nd series) of trees in the Algarve, Portugal and throughout the Portuguese-speaking world.