We are delighted to announce that this year our Greenlife Fund will be awarded to tree planting specialists Mossy Earth. Sticking with our commitment to sustainable and inspirational projects we are thrilled to be supporting the Native Oak Reforestation project in Northern Portugal. Following the devastating wildfires in Portugal earlier this year this is just the type of project assist with our fund. For this inspiring project we aim to support the reforestation of areas affected by the wild fires that have destroyed vegetation and wildlife habitats in regions surrounding the Camino routes.
This year alone the Portuguese wildfires are understood to have been responsible for over 100 deaths and countless destruction of the beautiful landscapes across Northern Portugal. The fires destroyed about 29,000 hectares of land and the hope is that we can all help to prevent such devastating events in the future.
To start this initiative we have planted one tree per staff member in Northern Portugal where Mossy Earth have secured a site to reforest the area. Read all about the Mossy Earth Native Oak Reforestation project here. You too can be involved and we would hope that many Camino walkers from around the world will act with their hearts and support this fantastic project. Mossy Earth will provide you with exclusive GPS coordinates of the area where the trees are planted and regular updates on the forest.
Here is a short video to give you an overview of the project and the big plans we have to tackle the ongoing wild fires in the region.
The Camino Ways Fund is part of our commitment to sustainable and responsible travel. One of the objectives of the fund is to support projects that help protect the unique environments around the tours that we operate.
Here is the latest update about the Camino Forest:
To learn more about the Greenlife Fund or any of the Camino de Santiago routes, please contact one of our Travel Specialists.