The Surfers Forest: A Surf Camp Las Palmas Project
The Surfers' Forest is a nonprofit project created by Surf Camp Las Palmas. Its main aim is to provide surfers the chance to demonstrate their complicity with nature by reforesting Gran Canaria. Our commitment is clear and straight forward: for every customer who stays at Surf Camp Las Palmas, a new tree will be planted at The Surfers' Forest.
The Surfers' Forest was born on the island of Gran Canaria, specifically at ‘Finca de Osorio’, which belongs to the mythical nature reserve ‘Parque Rural de Doramas’. Its extension covers 4000m2 which will be able to hold over 400 tree species.
This surfcamp on Gran Canaria, tired of demanding for a better world, has decided to take the lead and make their contribution to change against an economic model based on:
- Indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources by the tourism industry (in which we currently work on)
Since nowadays there are hardly any processes that prevent these emissions, the only way to reduce them would be balancing them through compensation. Therefore, the best solution found for the benefit of the island and the environment has been reforestation.
Which species will be used in reforestation?
Laurel forest is a type of subtropical forest which is commonly found in the Macaronesian region (Azores, Madeira Islands and Canary Islands). Thanks to the ideal conditions offered by the Canary Islands, it is one of their most characteristic forest environments. Although the laurel occupied a significant percentage of northern Gran Canaria, it now covers just a limited 1% of the original.
The Surfers' Forest aims to thank nature for all those great moments she provides us with. At the moment this project is targeted for customers of Surf Camp Las Palmas, though in its second stage of development we will open the doors to other surfers and related companies that wish to contribute to this good cause.
Source: Surf Camp Las Palmas
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