Ecuador named such for the equator, which runs through the country, is attempting a ‘tree-planting ‘world recorded this week.
A MASS reforestation effort involving 35,000 Ecuadoreans will take place on the 16th May 2015 where each will plant 10 seeds creating a massive 350,000 trees in an unprecedented effort says Carlos Martinez, director of the Latin-American branch of World Guinness Records. They are attempting the Latin American record, not a world record.
Ecuador’s Environment Minister, Lorena Tapia said “Ecuador is sending a historic message. It is showing the world that Ecuador is committed to the protection of the environment. It is also an invitation for citizens to act positively towards protecting the environment”.
Tapia goes on to explain that this is part of a long term governmental reforestation policy to recover 50,000 acres by 2017 and states that the country are only just beginning and have already been working towards a “zero deforestation plan”.