Reforestation Costa Rica
Why Costa Rica?
The country has recently been recognized by the World Bank, FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other global organizations as a “model for the world.”
We, the Green Industry Group, support these efforts because we want to help set a positive example to the rest of the world in terms of “successful nature and environmental protection”. This, by supporting Costa Rica’s reforestation efforts after
While we are doing everything we can to support the global community, we are also supporting the effort to show the world that it is possible to achieve positive change in the political visions of many ambitious governments.
Reforestation & preservation of the rainforest in Costa Rica
Our joint strategy is based on the belief that reforestation provides much needed income for local farmers and all those involved in agriculture, but – while this may be true – it can only be a short-term solution.
- We want to show that a long-term and sustainable vision can also provide income for the countries of the Third World and can be implemented practically and successfully with the participation of all.
- We convince the population that deforestation only provides a one-time income, whereas sustainable reforestation provides income over a much longer and perhaps infinite period of time.
- We are involved in Costa Rica because in this way we can actually realize several goals at the same time, which would simply not be possible in this form with comparable alternatives.
With many successfully implemented projects, we have proven that massive reforestation is possible, and Costa Rica is an inspiring example. Today Costa Rica has twice as many forests as it had in the 1990s.
According to the United Nations, in 1940 Costa Rica had 75 percent tropical forests, in areas inhabited mostly only by indigenous communities. The excessive and reckless extraction of natural resources led to the fact that only 40 years later only 26 percent of the above mentioned areas were covered with forest.
Today, Costa Rica is on its way to recovering and reclaiming all the lost forests through smart action. According to the World Bank, this is the largest recovery of a forest ecosystem that has ever taken place in a tropical country.