For Every Costa Rican National There Is 1.07 Trees Planted

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For each person in its territory, Costa Rica has 1.07 trees planted outside national parks and biological reserves.

Yesterday, in a ceremony held at INBioparque, the Ministry of Environment (Minaet), the National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO) and the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) planted a tree of the species cristóbal (Platymiscium pinnatum), which became in the number 4,615,518.

This issue of Cristobal represents the trees planted and registered in agroforestry systems and silvipastoriles, one of the 17 procedures included in the Payment Program Forest Service (PSA) running Fonafifo.

This modality of PSA is implemented since 2003with the aim to include tree species on land used for farming activities. These trees perform functions such as carbon sequestration, protection of water sources and connect the landscape, which create biological corridors.

Además, según el ministro René Castro, se cree que las especies explotadas por su madera y la fruta “en un sistema que sea sostenible.” De esta manera, se evita la tala de bosques naturales.

“Estos 4,615,518 árboles están en más de 2.200 pequeños productores. Plantado unos 2.000 árboles por finca y eso es para que participen en los esfuerzos que el país está haciendo”, dijo Jorge Mario Rodríguez, de FONAFIFO.

En este sentido, el Minaet y le dio un homenaje a Werner Fonafifo Steinvorth y Coopeagri organizaciones, Coopepuriscal y la Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Región Atlántica (ASIREA), por “su trabajo pionero en el desarrollo de sistemas agroforestales y silvopastoriles”.

El otro 48%. Según Castro, el PSA ayudó a la selva de Costa Rica a “recuperar el terreno natural” y de esta manera, Costa Rica logró revertir la tasa de deforestación y lograr una cobertura forestal del 52% del país.

“Creo que el país está llegando a los límites de la cobertura forestal en este tipo de bosque, el reto es estabilizar y garantizar la expresión financiera”, dijo Castro, quien agregó: “Pero en el otro 48% del país también se están realizando acciones. ”

In fact, the species cristobal, planted in INBioparque is threatened. “Although it is from southern Mexico to Brazil, its wood is used in furniture and is a heavily exploited species,” said the botanist Armando Soto, of INBio.

Also, Soto explained that the country has an executive order prohibiting the cutting of 17 species of trees to be in danger of extinction. This makes them to be underrepresented in the country.

“In government is going to give a special incentive of $ 1.90 per tree for people who want to try planting native species that are underrepresented in the country,” said Castro, who promised: “Before finishing this administration, we intend to plant a million additional trees these 4,615,518 “.

And Ranching Corporation (CORFOGA) joined the initiative and pledged to plant 60,000 trees on their farms.

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