Focused on preserving the environment, the Mayor's Office of the Citizen Power of Managua through the General Directorate of Environment and Urbanism, together with students from the Agrarian University (UNA), carried out this Friday, May 20, the forest inventory in parks renovated, for the implementation of the urban forest in District I.
The initiative is part of the Environmental Preservation Plan for the municipality of Managua and aims to find out the number of trees in these spaces, identify their species and evaluate their use as an urban forest for the capital.
"We started the first phase on June 2, 2021, we identified more than 56 species of trees on the different tracks of our municipality, but in this second phase, we are carrying it out in the different parks of District I, we have an advance of 30 percent and in this period that began on May 4, we have identified 67 species, in the 34 parks of this district”, reported the Mayor of Managua, Reyna Rueda Alvarado.
He explained that in this new evaluation, new species were identified, including the Rainbow Eucalyptus, which has the particularity of having its bark of various colors.
The official also expressed that this effort promoted by Good Governance is permanent in the municipality of Managua and transversal at the national level, in addition to being a way to commemorate World Biodiversity Day, on May 22, and World Environment Day. Environment on June 05.
Mauricio Díaz, Specific Director of Environmental Management of the Municipality, indicated that this information gathering brings multiple benefits, "having a city with many trees gives you thermal comfort, which makes temperatures drop, the environment does not feel so hot , helps oxygenation, works as a green corridor for the transit of species and increases the variety of trees”.
He shared that among the environmental plans of the Commune is planting mango trees in these spaces and following this inventory of forest resources in 195 more parks.