April 22, 2022 #ChileSustentable

Reforestemos celebrates a decade with the milestone of 1 million trees planted

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On its tenth anniversary, Fundación Reforestemos released a documentary that tells the story of Chile's largest reforestation campaign and its journey to reach one million native trees planted.

On December 27, 2011, a column of smoke was observed in the vicinity of Grey Lake, inside Torres del Paine National Park. The negligent actions of a tourist caused one of the most devastating forest fires ever recorded in Chile, with almost 18,000 hectares burned. It is from this event that 'Reforestemos Patagonia' was born, today Fundación Reforestemos, an organization that is present in 11 regions, 56 communes and 3 countries; and with a community of more than 350,000 thousand people and 5 thousand volunteers.

In the framework of World Earth Day and 10 years after its creation, the Reforestemos Foundation released a documentary that traces the different milestones that the organization has gone through, from the titanic task of restoring the native forest of one of the most pristine places in the world, to its subsequent work of restoring areas degraded by fires, as well as areas of high ecological value, reaching today the great milestone of 1 million trees planted.

"This April 22 is a day to reflect on biodiversity conservation and global warming, but it is also an opportunity to highlight those who - like Reforestemos - are making a difference today," said the executive director of Imagen de Chile, Constanza Cea. "From Imagen de Chile we are proud to be part of the work of Reforestemos, not only through our strategic alliance, but also with the Imagen de Chile Forest, with which we have contributed to give visibility to this crusade," added the executive director of Imagen de Chile.

If you want to see the documentary, click here.

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