Preserving and enhancing Portugal’s natural treasure
Ecopaiva is located by the river Paiva the Arouca Region in the north of Portugal. The landscape is surrounded by majestic mountains and green valleys, full of rich ecological habitats and great biodiversity, it is considered a real Portuguese ecological treasure.
Unfortunately, the area has been suffering from recurring wildfires that are threatening the region devastating both human life and the forests.
The project aims to mitigate the continuous wildfires, to reintroduce native species, increasing carbon capture through the plantation of native oak trees and the removal of invasive Eucalyptus species.
The project contributes to better quality of air, involving local communities promoting environmental educationand sustaining the river Paiva.
-From 2001 to 2020, Aveiro lost 85.9kha of forest.
-62% decrease in tree cover since 2000.
-The project aims to reduce the risk of forest fires through fuel management and the improvement and maintenance of the infrastructure network
-Better quality of air to breathe in the surrounding areas
-Engaging local communities into the project
-Educating school children & creating long term impact
-Project developer 2BForests
-Young project started in 2021
The project is created in collaboration with local landowners associations, the Arouca geopark association and municipal bodies. This ensures community engagement, project acceleration and local direct impact.
The project also ensures environmental education and engagement of local school students, ensuring long term sustainable values.
The project additionally promotes the health of the people in the surrounding as it increases positively the quality of air to breathe.
The project developer 2BFOREST is a company specialised in the forestry sector. Their goal is to contribute create more value in the forestry sector in Portugal that is highly competitive, it has a strong importance in employment and has played a key role in the external image of our country.
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The area of the project consists of mountains and valleys, full of rich ecological habitats and biodiversity that has been affected by continuously recurring wildfires.
The project was integrated as a measure to curb the continuous devastation to both human life and forests.
Ecopaiva, through solid forest management, controls the vegetation by the eradication of invasive Eucalyptus species and and reintroduction of native oak trees. These practices ensure the mitigation of carbon escape through burning trees, and increased carbon capture through revegetation.