Formel D remains sponsor of tropical forest foundation OroVerde
Formel D will continue to support tropical forest foundation OroVerde in 2019. These longstanding partners look forward to driving their success rainforest project forward in the Bocas del Polochic region of Guatemala.
Despite flooding damage owing to climate change, last year 65 more hectares of forest were reforested on hillsides to prevent dangerous landslides. In addition, 300 families were provided with fuelwood-efficient stoves, and three meteorological stations were set up. Thanks to these measures, the communities can now better respond to extreme weather events.
For 2019, OroVerde is planning to complete redevelopment in the existing project communities. Four new project communities in the Lacandón national park will also be added to the program. The foundation will also place a focus on reforesting water catchment areas and educating on water and forests in Guatemala. Other objectives include summarizing best practice examples and lessons learned in a “Biofersa” manual, which will then be introduced locally.
Formel D has sponsored OroVerde for several years. In 2018, each employee celebrating an anniversary automatically donated ten or 25 trees for Guatemala’s rainforest. The Group also contributed an additional 250 rainforest trees as part of its 25th anniversary year of 2018 for a total of 725 trees.
For more information on the work performed by cooperation partner OroVerde, go here .