Megaplast’s forest owns areas which are protected from industrial activity to help preserve species and healthy ecosystems for the future and ensure its long-term sustainability. These projects are large-scale involving hundreds of hectares and thus benefit fauna in a large-scale. Some of the projects we economically benefit have a planting capacity superior to 100.000 trees. Also many of the projects Megaplast Benefits aid to stop deforestation and forest degradation which helps preserve local fauna. Some plantations have as part of the plantation management, animal species protection, such as creation of safe habitats. Tree planting and agroforestry systems lead to increased soil fertility, water retention and better regulation of microclimates.
Water supplies are a part of the projects sustainable management, such as improving water quality and quantity and contributing to the reduction of water-related risks through reforestation with local species and polycultures in the local community.
Reforestation, afforestation, agroforestry and the protection and management of forests mitigate climate change threats and impacts. By using scientifically rigorous peer-reviews and third-party validation and verification, it is ensured that Plan Vivo projects’ carbon models are robust and conservative.
Reforestation projects are sustainably producing sampling, and trees are planted in long-term plantations, minimal environmental impact is made during the production, while the environment, society and the economy benefit of the projects.
Humans living in city slums come mostly from agricultural communities, thus, making agricultural communities prosperous reduces the amount of people leaving their communities and end up living in slums. Also, local communities improve from the shade, water, and food.
Reforestation projects place social welfare above profit; the aim of the projects is to enhance underprivileged communities’ quality of life, economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. Ecotourism also provides communities with disposable income. Also avoiding deforestation improves security of the community against floods and thus, reduces the costs of disasters to poor communities. Agroforestry also improves the yields of farmers which is a group which yields a little bit of economic value.
Reforestation has a positive impact in the local community beyond direct and indirect economic benefits, plantations provide the local community with infrastructure to otherwise remote and forgotten local tribes and communities.
Reforestation project coordinators who oversee the participation of smallholders and communities create jobs and opportunities that contribute to overall capacity-building and the transfer of skills on a local scale. The necessity for community monitoring creates jobs for forest technicians, many of them women or young people. Moreover, locals find seasonal jobs in the planting season, which in turn promotes the collection of seeds and local tree nurseries. Often, forest carbon projects introduce new technologies and skills which are then transferred to project participants, including electronic equipment or computer literacy.