CABEI volunteers in Guatemala reforest half a hectare in United Nations National Park


This activity resulted in the planting of 300 trees of native species that will help recover the forest, reduce the pressure on ecosystem services and improve carbon sequestration.

Guatemala City, August 12th, 2022.- Reaffirming its commitment to promote and adopt good environmental and social responsibility practices, this week the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) carried out a reforestation day in the United Nations National Park, a protected area located in Amatitlán and part of Villa Nueva, which is home to 187 species of fauna and 33 species of flora.

The volunteer activity was carried out with the participation of 55 people, including employees of CABEI's representative office in Guatemala and their families, who planted 300 trees of native species such as oak, cedar, cushin, timboque and paterna, which are part of the ample biodiversity of this protected area.

"CABEI is joining efforts to recover forests and protect biodiversity throughout the region. On this occasion, in Guatemala we are committed to reforesting half a hectare with native and functional species in order to offset the carbon footprint of our day-to-day operations," commented CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

For Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza, the organization that manages this park, forest landscape restoration has been essential not only to maintain habitats for local species, reduce pressure on ecosystem services, and improve carbon sequestration, but also to protect the forest, which is located in a strategic area of the Lake Amatitlán watershed.

This initiative is part of CABEI's Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility System (SASC) and is part of its Environmental and Social Strategy, and seeks to strengthen its commitment and that of its collaborators to the environment and the community.

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