Environmental impact

Reduced deforestation and degradation

In the Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program, in our pilot we have planted approximately 360,000 trees on four different farms: Amelia farmSanta Elena farmRosario de Fatima farm and Santa Maria farm.

Carbon dioxide capture and storage

The total emission reduction for year-end 2018 of the original area (four farms in the pilot) – the captured volume (ex Post) – is 45624 tCO2-e, while the estimated volume for future capture (Ex Ante) is 32460 tCO2-e.

Natural forests and biodiversity protected 

Since we are planting trees on deforested land only, approximately 25-30% of the total area consists of conservation areas where natural forests are left protected. This enhances biodiversity and wildlife.

Watersheds protected

Most farms have rivers and creeks, which is very important for both biodiversity and soil preservation. To avoid any disturbances to watersheds, harvesting is avoided within 100 meters of either side of the river or creek. This will protect the natural growth close to waterways and avoid any negative effect from the planting activities.

Borders REDD+ zones

The geographical area in which the Nicaforest High Impact Reforestation Program is located borders a REDD+ zone by prioritized the Nicaraguan Government and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).