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25, October of 2023
CASFIL participates in the project FUTURO
CASFIL participates in the largest native tree planting project in the
Porto Metropolitan Area
the most recent patron of FUTURO, a project co-led by the Universidade Católica
Portuguesa in Porto and the Porto Metropolitan Area (AMP), which has already
planted more than 130.000 native trees in the Porto metropolitan area.
membership in this project will help finance ecosystem restoration actions over
the next four years that help transform plantation areas into native forests,” says Eduardo Cardoso, professor and
researcher at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia from the Universidade
Católica Portuguesa and coordinator of CRE.Porto. Work that involves monitoring
and restoration, planting and densification, replacement and recovery, cleaning
and invasive control tasks. “By carrying out these actions, the goal is to
ensure that the plantation actions become effective native forests,” he
actions are being planned in plots suitable for the objectives of Patronage
Hectare in conjunction with municipalities in the CASFIL region. In total, this
project is covered by 17 municipalities, totaling 2000km2, with the Porto
Metropolitan Area being the second largest region in the country in terms of
population (16% of the Portuguese population), where more than 90% of the
forest territory is occupied with intensive industrial cultivation and only 6%
of the forest territory is covered with native species.
this project makes CASFIL committed to Sustainable Development Goals through
concrete actions in the communities where the project is located, thus
involving its employees in activities with an impact on the valorization of
native forests, promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services.
HECTARE patronage program of the FUTURO project arises from the need to
continue recovering territory for native forest, as well as monitoring the more
than 130.000 native trees planted in the Porto Metropolitan Area, in order to
consolidate the efforts made and have young forests established in four years,” explains Eduardo Cardoso.