In Salitre Reserve (Gran Reserva del Salitre) reforestation and preservation programmes have been carried out over an area of 5,000,000 square metres, compensating the emission of 6,700,000 kg of CO2.
In 2010 a new reforestation and protection project was launched, covering an area of 500 hectares in the Salitre Reserve.
The Reserve lies along the Ceibo River, in an area with a variety of slope gradients ranging between valley and mountain. Tree planting can be carried out in an area including hundreds of hectares of secondary woods and fields that have been deforested in the past few years. Today, only little more than 30% of these fields are rife with plants and trees.
In this indigenous reserve 99% of lands have been classified as suitable for forestry: this is why rescuing it through regeneration activities is vital to safeguarding the country’s biodiversity and the efficiency of these activities is optimal.