Uruguay Plants Native Trees to Restore Forests

The planting of the trees involves coordination with the government and civil society with calls made in schools, pensioners' associations and the army, as well as private and public companies. The idea is to extend the experiment to other parts of the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The initiative, called Plantatón, is part of Uruguay's 2030 Agenda and aims to promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification, reverse land degradation, and curb the loss of biological diversity.

The first action will be the planting of more than 500 native trees in the municipality of Artigas, in the north of the country, on Wednesday, September 4th.

Conceived by the Uruguayan Network of Environmental NGOs with the support of the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Plantatón refers to similar experiences . . .

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