Caring for Mother Earth
Sometimes, natural forest regeneration is enough to restore ecosystems, but in other cases, it is necessary to support this process through reforestation. That's why Salkantay Trekking, through its Reforestation Program, promotes the planting of native tree species such as Queuña in conservation areas such as Soraypampa, Salkantay, and other natural areas of Cusco.
This project is carried out in collaboration with entities such as the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP) and the District Municipality of Mollepata.
- Increase green areas and forest cover in the Soraypampa area to improve air quality, recharge aquifers, reduce erosion problems, and decrease changes in land use.
- Restore areas that have been affected by erosion and forest fires.
- Restore forest ecosystems and conserve the biodiversity of natural resources and the beauty of the landscape.
- Increase residents' quality of life by improving the environment through intensive reforestation programs.
- Shared responsibility: Active participation of camp workers and neighboring communities.
- Selection of native species with ecological potential: Tree species such as Queuña (Polylepis incana), Chachacomo (Escallonia resinosa), and Aracha (Saracha punctata), that have a favorable adaptation to the environmental conditions of the area and provide environmental benefits.
- Particular planting scheme: Planting patterns that meet the physiological development needs of species and the maintenance of green areas.
In summary, this is a valuable project that promotes the conservation of nature and the well-being of the local community, and is an example of how we can work together to care for and protect our planet.
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