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Sacos del Atlántico leads reforestation efforts in the Sierra de Las Minas

Sacos del Atlántico S.A. initiated one of the most ambitious projects to recover Sierra de la Minas. It did so through a donation of three thousand trees to plant trees in areas which had been damaged by forest fires. The trees were delivered to the municipality of Usumatlán in Zacapa’s authorities to begin planting them in these areas, located in various spaces under the municipalities purview.

In total, there are three thousand trees of Pino Maximinoi, Pino Oocarpa, and Cypress an endemic species of the area.  They will be planted by municipal employees, community members, and students in the region. Agrobosques will support the effort by providing technical follow-up to the process.

The trees were delivered in biodegradable membranes to prevent rivers’ basins and soil fertility from receiving plastic wastes and non-environmentally friendly materials.

With this effort, the company aims to establish an entire program that, over the next five years, seeks to plant around 8350 acres with three million trees. These trees will be planted in an area that is in serious danger of erosion.

For Sacos del Atlántico, leading this important reforestation process is vital to motivate more companies to get involved in environmental caretaking.

Biodiversity in the Sierra De Las Minas

The Sierra de ‘Las Minas’ is a biodiversity jewel due to its wide variety of elevations, ranging from 10 to 3,000 meters above sea level. In this mountain range, more than 63 rivers are born, a particularly important resource for the dry valleys of the region.

This reserve is home to at least 885 species of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It covers an area of ​​two thousand 426 square kilometers and is considered by experts, from the main universities in the country, as an irreplaceable seed bank for reforestation and agroforestry in the tropics.

Three thousand trees were delivered to the authorities of Usumatlán in the department of Zacapa.

The trees of Pino Maximinoi, Pino Oocarpa, and Cypress were delivered in biodegradable membranes, environmentally friendly.

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