We initiated the 2024 season on a positive note with the goal of planting "One Million Trees in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and its buffer zone." This activity was spearheaded by the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp) and the Ministry of the Environment, held last Friday of this month.
For us as an agency, it was a great start to the year as we successfully planted one million trees alongside other representatives from travel and tourism agencies operating in the Inca Trail Network, guides, environmental volunteers, local population, and the team from the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. At Tierras de los Andes, we are committed to nature and the surrounding environment.
The reforestation event took place in the Choquelluska sector, where more than 150 people joined the effort; in this community, we planted seedlings of the tara species, thus contributing to biodiversity and ecosystem balance.
Reforestation plays a crucial role in soil protection, preventing erosion, and maintaining optimal levels of moisture for native flora and fauna. Reforestation can also foster tree care, in addition to attracting more tourists interested in visiting a revitalized Machu Picchu surrounded by natural landscapes.
This event was made possible through coordinated work with various allies and strategic actors for the Sanctuary. The collaboration of tourism operators from the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Consettur, and the participation of the Choquelluska community were fundamental to the success of the event.
At Tierras de los Andes, we deeply appreciate everyone involved in this conservation effort. We commit to continue working for the environment and the preservation of our natural heritage. Together, we can make a significant difference in protecting this national treasure. Join our cause for a sustainable future!