Organization: Unión Regional de Productores de Plátano Dominico, Asociación Civil
Location: The project will provide environmental benefits to several communities in the municipalities of Jalacingo (6,747 residents), Tlapacoyan (8,605 residents) and Atzalan (6,156 residents), for a total of 21,508 beneficiaries. The María de la Torre River corresponds to the towns of Buena Vista, Hidalgo, Platanozapan, Plan de Hidalgo, Coxmiquiloyan and La Otra Banda; The Jalacingo River corresponds to the towns of Nixtamalapa, Epapa, Nicolás Bravo and Tomata; the Alseseca River corresponds to the towns of Atzalan, Alseseca, Los Manueles, Napoala and Pilares; While the Gavilanes River corresponds to the towns of Zapotitlán, Tazolapa, Chachalacas, Cuauzapotitán, Santiago and La Palmilla.
Northcentral Veracruz still offers a continental biotic system of mesophyllic woodlands, forming part of the biosphere in the Bobos Nautla-Misantla River basin, accounting for 8.3% (28,808 hectares) of the basin area. This joining of systems contributes a special environmental wealth to region’s natural landscape, as it supports 66% of the biodiversity in the state of Veracruz. Therefore, it is regarded as a hydrological basin of unquestionable value, warranting urgent rescue in the country.
With a coverage of 60 reforested hectares, the aim is to conserve 44.28 m3/ha/year of soil in the project region, and to increase the catchment and recharge of underground water by 1,375.2 m3/ha/day to support and strengthen the mesophyllic forest system. The 21 participating towns will be permanently incorporated into the conservation of nature trails through the reforestation.