Sucumbios, Ecuador – January 15, 2021
Honoring its commitment to help fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals, GeoPark has joined a project led by the Ecuadorian chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to plant 10,000 trees in the country.
Throughout the year, under the leadership of the SPE and the Sustainable Forest Management Corporation, representatives of GeoPark and members of nine organizations connected to the
initiative – known as ‘Project to offset the carbon footprint through reforestation’ – will plant, in different phases, 10,000 native and exotic trees. The first phase starts with a planting activity on
January 30 and runs until March 2021, with the objective of planting the first 5,000 trees in localities around the Ilalo volcano. These reforestation activities are expected to capture more
than 30,000 tons of carbon over a 20-year period.
In a different reforestation project, last December GeoPark started work on recovering streams and water courses to restore vegetation cover in Shushufindi canton. With the support of
Sucumbios Province Decentralized Autonomous Government and its neighboring communities, the Company is planting 25,000 timber and fruit trees around the Shushufindi, La Sur and Eno rivers, and around bodies of water in the Espejo block.
With these initiatives, GeoPark reaffirms its commitment to advance in the fulfillment of the 2030 agenda, decisively contributing together with its partners and neighbors to achieve the established goals to reduce the carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change in the different countries in which it operates.