New Forest Inaugurated in Carrillo to Mitigate Desertification and Drought

Guanacaste setting the example for environmental conservation

ByTCRN STAFF January 31, 2021 

https://thecostaricanews.com/new-forest-inaugurated-in-carrillo-to-mitigate-desertification-and-drought/

With the planting of 100 trees, the State of Israel Forest was inaugurated this Thursday in Carillo, Guanacaste. The creation of the new forest is intended to mitigate desertification and drought in the province.

Thanks to the Embassy of Israel, Keren Kayemet (KKL) Le Israel and the Municipality of Carrillo, which joined forces, it was possible to plant 16 different species of the area, among which are: Robles de Sabana, Amarillo, Guanacaste, Ojoche, Jacarandas and Corteza.

Carlos Gerardo Cantillo, Mayor of Carrillo, stated “on a commemorative date for the State of Israel and united by ties of friendship with our Local Government we have planted a thousand trees that will allow us to be part of the solution to climate change and will also strengthen the corridor Biological of the Tempisque River”. The event was held on January 27 as part of the celebration of the New Year of Trees in Israel (Tu B’Shvat).

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.