More Recreational and Green Areas Close to People

Esmeraldas and Ecuador in general is very deficient in green and recreational areas and areas for the conservation of nature near human settlement. Integridad is seeking suitable areas in the cities, towns and villages where trees and gardens could be planted, make sporting fields, play grounds, make beaches and freshwater bathing spots safer and more useful, facilitate the protection of small habitat reserves and build graded paths amongst others.

These projects will always be planned for at least three functions such as a bicycle track, in a forest that protects endangered tree species, other wildlife, conserves soil and absorbs pollution. Beaches should be shady and their sand stabilised and the roof-tops of some buildings can be converted into food gardens.    

Design and plant species selection will be unique for each green area. Where possible, local and endangered species will be used.