Founded by *German settlers* in the 19th century, the town of *Oxapampa* has always had a unique touch. In the eastern side of the Pasco Region of Peru, Oxapampa sits in the *high jungle* and has unfortunately become a popular location for *illegal logging* activity.
However, in the face of this malpractice, a program implemented by *SERFOR* in a local school has developed a *reforestation project*.
*Ana Mogas de Quillazú* school has helped students take part in a reforestation project that allows the kids to produce their own wood and sell it for school equipment.
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Nearly 10 years ago, the school, with support from the company Paisajes Sostenibles, *planted about 3,300 eucalyptus trees* on a plot of land of 3 hectares.
Students, parents and teachers along with *Paisajes Sostenibles* successfully planted the trees and after 8 years sold the wood. With the profits they purchased *eleven computers* for the students at Ana Mogas de Quillazú.
The National Forest and Wildlife Service (Serfor) chief, *Fabiola Muñoz*, said she hopes that they can *replicate and implement the same program* in other areas that need reforestation.
“The market for *legal timber is attractive*. We’re tring to piece together buyers and sellers so that not only products meet standards but also that protocols are marketed,” she said, reports “El Comercio”:http://elcomercio.pe/peru/pasco/oxapampa-reforestacion-ayuda-ninos-implementar-su-colegio-noticia-1856538?flsm=1.