Countries with long histories of deforestation, like Nicaragua, are more vulnerable to flooding, erosion, landslides, drought, and forest fires than those with less degraded ecosystems. Impoverished communities that depend upon these ecosystems for food, water, and raw materials find their landscape stripped of the natural resources they need to survive. (Read more about the issue of Deforestation.)
Restoring Nicaragua's forests is one of Paso Pacifico's top priorities. Our award-winning reforestation and climate change mitigation project, Return to Forest, worked with private landowners to reforest 1,000 acres of tropical dry and moist forests with native trees, receiving carbon credits in return. Our various smaller-scale reforestation projects have provided technical assistance and advice to individual landowners, cooperatives, and communities who are interested in reforesting their properties.
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