Context

 

Medium-sized cities are growing rapidly and there is a high level of urbanization. It is therefore crucial to protect and restore public forests. Global warming is exacerbating soil erosion and adversely affecting biodiversity.  In addition, the Millennium Environmental Goals require the protection of green spaces. 

Magnolias are a vulnerable and important group within the Mexican species. For this reason, the IUCN and other organizations have published the Red Book of Magnolias of the World. In Mexico, there are about 30 taxa of magnolias, 5 of which are in the category of threatened species and it is necessary to recover them.

 

Supported project

In 2021-2022, L'OCCITANE Mexico and the L'OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the Red De Viveros De Biodiversidad A.C. project. Seeds are planted and nurseries are set up to nourish the soil, make the trees more resistant and ensure their genetic conservation. 300 trees are introduced in the urban space of the cities of Xalapa and Coatepec in Veracruz. The local population also benefits from this new landscape.  

Some figures

Budget 19,980 euros

Goal 3,300 planted trees

Goal 37 preserved varieties