Guanare Forest Plantations


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About the project.

Guanare is an afforestation project located in the Central-Eastern Region of Uruguay. Project activities consist of the establishment of forest on degraded grasslands, with the additional goals of increasing employment, rural development, biodiversity preservation, and improvement of soil quality.

Overall, the project objectives are carbon sequestration, wood production, and land restoration through plantation forest in areas historically used for extensive grazing.

Well managed forest plantations can obtain high value, long lived timber products while sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The Guanare project consists of 21,298 hectares of land will absorb approximately 7 million tonnes of CO2.

This project contributes towards 6 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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