Machu Picchu: The Sanctuary is being reforest with one million of native trees

The project seeks to protect the enclosure and recover areas affected by fires and landslides.

Students and teachers of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco (UNSAAC) will reforest the natural areas of the Machu Picchu sanctuary with native species. This was reported by the head of the campus, Ernesto Escalante Valencia; who added the initiative was carried out in order to protect the sanctuary from climate change.

As part of the afforestation campaign “A million trees in 10 years for the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary”, some 640 alder plants have already been inserted in the Santa Rita-Chachabamba sector, and in buffer zones that increase 37,000 hectares. In addition, 24 native species and 8 bushes will be raised in times of rain. The work is carried out with the support of university students, schoolchildren, tourist guides, among others.

“It will exceed even one million native trees in areas affected by fires and landslides,” said Escalante Valencia, who also had to do with labor throughout the archaeological park and the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. “Everyone is involved in this work,” included in a dialogue with the Andean Agency.

In addition, it was learned that this campaign controlled last April and currently, the plantations were carried out with the support of the Deconcentrated Directorate of Culture of Cusco, the Regional Government, the Association of Tourism Guides, UNSAAC, the archbishopric of the city through Colleges at your command.