Cartago Becomes the First Municipality to Sign Environmental Protection Agreement

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The city of Cartago is committed to protecting 395 hectares of forest, 150 hectares of natural regeneration and also will be responsible for 35 hectares for reforestation, planting 4,500 trees located in different areas of a province.

    This becomes the first municipality with an agreement that promises to protect the environment.

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    The agreement was signed with the National Forestry Financing Fund (Fonafifo) for strengthening PES.

    The agreement covers the protection of geographical areas of micro-basins belonging to the following areas:

    • Paso Ancho

    • Arriaz

    • Río Loro

    • La Misión

    • Ortiga

    • San Blas

    • Navarro

    • Mata Guineo

    • Ladrillera

    • Lankaster

    The initiative was taken on Thursday night at a special meeting for the City Council. In addition, awards for institutions, corporations and organized groups who are committed to the care of the environment were handed out.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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