Tree-Nation - a portal for tree lovers
Tree Nation is the world's largest web portal for tree lovers. La Pedregoza and Amazonia Reforestation are one of Tree-Nation's 3 plantations, the others being in Niger, Africa, and in Nicaragua, Central America. Tree-Nation is a fast-growing and dynamic social network with the objective of planting trees. More than 80,000 people and 120 European and international companies have already joined the Tree-Nation community. The objective of Tree-Nation is to combat desertification, deforestation and climate change by planting trees.
University of Alberta - seeking solutions
The University of Alberta's faculty of Agricultural, Environmental & Life Sciences has become an important partner after signing an MOU with Planeta Verde Reforestación S.A. in 2010. First out of the gate with a study was Dr. Debra Davidson, a sociologist, of the department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. The study was conducted in May and June of 2011 in Vichada. In December 2011 we are booked to host Dr. John Spence, an entomologist, of the department of Renewable Resources.
World Commission on Protected Areas
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has a World Commission on Protectd Areas (WCPA) of which one of our founders, Dexter Dombro, is a member. This appointment came about in part because of our establishment of the Reserva Natural La Pedregoza, a natural reserve for the conservation and protection of Orinoco River basin flora and fauna. Protected areas perform many functions. They are essential for conserving biodiversity, and for delivering vital ecosystem services, such as protecting watersheds and soils.
2011 International Year of Forests
The 2011 International Year of Forests is the United Nations recognition of the important role played by forests on our planet. The Year is meant to remind people of the dangers of deforestation, desertification and the loss of biodiversity that occurs as our forests disappear. Our Reserva Natural La Pedregoza is an active partner in this effort, and was an equally active partner in the United Nation's 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.