OUR PRIMARY GOAL

Protection of native forest in Paraguay

Native forests are the green lungs of our planet – to contribute to their protection today means to provide and care for the enviornment of future generations. This includes providing alternatives for the wood industry. This is exactly what we do by re-cultivating fallow land and plant fast-growing eucalyptus. At the same time we protect the remaining native forest and thus make a valuable contribution to protect the

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Active protection of acquired native forests

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No deforestation for the cultivation of monocultures

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Reforestation of plundered native species

We saw the need for action early on and developed suitable business models to implement in Paraguay and built the necessary infrastructure over the past 10 years. Now we offer both private and institutional investors the opportunity to contribute to the protection of native forest while generating attractive returns. This way we lay the foundation for future generations together: With your investment in our projects you commit to a sustainable environment worth living in for our children and grandchildren.

Image: Reforestation success: afforested area compared to 2011 by our reforestation partner La Rivera. Remaining native forest was preserved and renaturalized.

In recent decades millions of hectares of forest were cleared in Paraguay and once fertile land turned partly into barren wasteland. The habitat of countless animals and plants was destroyed. A massive deforestation at this scale also changes the climate. There are droughts or floods, which are attributed to deforestation. It is therefore the goal of our reforestation to prevent further deforestation of native forests.

Image: Deforestation of the native forest in Paraguay

How we protect native forest

Our way of reforestation pursues two objectives. On one hand, we want to generate decent returns for our investors. On the other hand – and this is the primary goal – we want to protect the Paraguayan native forest from further destruction, re-naturalize it and over time restore it to its natural size. This is how we put it into practice:

1. Monoculture as savior of the native forests in Paraguay

Our industrial reforestation (monoculture) prevents further deforestation of native forest. Soil that has not been used can now provide urgently needed wood through our reforestation. The wood demand would otherwise be taken from remaining native forest.

2. Preparing the soil to be reforested

Only through our eucalyptus cultivation is the soil enriched with nutrients again. This enables the native forest to re-polpulate again. Our long-term goal is to give the native forest room to spread again over time.

3. Active protection and care of the acquired native forest

Remaining native forest, which we acquire with the areas are not cleared but protected. At present, in addition to our eucalyptus areas, we also manage more than 200 hectares of native forest, which we actively protect.

4. Reintroduction of plundered tropical woods (Nativas)

Precious woods that are important for the ecosystem, but have been cleared for the most part, are being added back to the native forest stand. Among others, the following precious wood species are reforested: Cedro, West Indian cedar, Lapacho, Yvyra Pyta, Paraguayan rosewood, Guatambú and Peterevy.

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There are enough areas suitable for reforestation

The good news:
Suitable land for reforestation is available in sufficient quantities.
The report „The Global Tree Forest Restoration Potential“ published in “Science” magazine comes to an impressive conclusion: The forest area, which is currently still available worldwide, can be increased by third – and that without reforestation measures conflicting with existing cities or agriculture.
The demand for wood is directly related to the constantly increasing world population. That is why rapid action is needed.

Planting trees is the best climate protection

If an area the size of the United States were to be reforested, the resulting forest could absorb CO2 emissions from almost 100 years – this is the conclusion reached by a study carried out in Summer 2020 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich which National Geographic magazine is referring to.

For your financial success

There’s more for you than just a clear conscience: With TreeCoin and your own TreeCycle of Life®, you ensure, for example, that your investment in our extremely fast-growing eucalyptus pays off financially, consistantly. Because high quality hardwood was, is and will remain a raw material in demand worldwide. When you invest in one of our projects, simultaniously you can:

  • Make a valuable contribution to the protection of remaining native forests
  • Reforest fallow land and re-vitalize it
  • Profit from attractive returns that are generated sustainably/li>

By the way: For Global TREE Project AG, paying fair wages to those involved locally is just as vital as the commitment to charity projects. This is our way to combine our commitment to environmental protection with the commitment to the local people.

Why Paraguay?

Paraguay is the result a long search. Many factors and criteria played an important role when looking for a suitable location. Paraguay offers unique advantages for investors and emigrants. It provides optimal conditions for reforestation. Also economical, social and legal conditions are optimal. To introduce to you the country, its advantages and opportunities, we have created a short film for you.

The heart of Latin America:
Seven convincing reasons for Paraguay

1. Favorable climate

The country offers the perfect climate for the growth of eucalyptus. The overall climate is tropical to subtropical, with wet and dry periods instead of seasons. Paraguay is the second most water rich country in the world. Fertile soils allow up to three harvests per year.

2. Deforested areas

Paraguay is characterized by deforestation: over 85% of the country has been deforested in recent decades. The remaining areas are largely acidified and are no longer used. Paraguay therefore has large contiguous areas of fallow land, which are ideal for reforestation.

3. Investment security

Investors are welcomed with open arms. In 1993, for example, an investment protection agreement was concluded between Germany and Paraguay, which guarantees security for German capital investments in Paraguay and vice versa.

4. Foreigners can acquire property

An unlimited lifelong residence permit can easily be obtained with legal security. Local and foreign investors are treated equally and are equally promoted. Investors benefit from a favorable tax rate of 10%.

5. High demand for wood

The demand for wood as fuel and building material is particularly high in Paraguay.

6. Emerging economy

The economy is growing steadily and the expansion of the infrastructure is continuously promoted. Paraguay has one of the lowest inflation rates in Latin America and is one of the least indebted countries in Latin America and has a very young population. 70% are under 35 years old. Entrepreneurs can choose from a large amount of workers.

7. Plenty of space for everyone

Paraguay is with 7.5 million people one of the least populated countries in Latin America.

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