The REDD+ Landscape CCAD-GIZ Program supports landscape restoration processes in the El Imposible – Barra de Santiago Conservation Area. The municipalities that participate in this initiative are Apaneca, Tacuba, San Francisco Menéndez, Jujutla, Acajutla, Guaymango, and San Pedro Puxtla. This area includes different ecosystem types, ranging from coastal-marine systems and mangroves to dry tropical forests, coffee plantations, and agriculture and livestock ecosystems.
Degradation in the area is caused by high pressure from agriculture and livestock activities in forest ecosystems, unsustainable use of natural resources, and poor agricultural practices that produce greater erosion, losses in soil productivity, and increased sedimentation in rivers.
In practical terms in the Ahuachapán Sur Micro-Region, the program seeks to: