Viva Wyndham Resorts held a reforestation day on its 30th anniversary, planting 10,950 trees of various species in the Cotubanama National Park, located in the Padre Nuestro section, part of the ecological corridors of La Romana-Bayahibe.
Among the species planted are the commonly known in the area as “Aruna canilla”, “Guausi”, “Cabuya”, “Jericó”, “Bledo”, Cat’s egg, “Siempre viva”, “Jobo de puerco”, “Mamón de perro”, “Anón”, “Mamón”, “Bejuco de leche”, “Bejuco de araña”, among others local plants.
About 8,950 of these specimens were planted in the ecological corridors, specifically at the Coral Crossing – La Romana – Casa de Campo, all the way to the Chavón River dam. The remaining 2,000 plants were planted in Padre Nuestro.
The reforestation day was held in May, with the collaboration of employees, families and voluntary guests of the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace hotels.
The ecological activity was supported by the Romana-Bayahibe Hotel Association, the Ministry of the Environment and the National Botanical Garden, which donated the plants. In addition, the Ministry of Tourism, the local Tourism Security Forces (Cestur) and the Municipal District of Bayahibe also offered their support.
Mr. Ettore Colussi, President of Viva Wyndham Resorts, explained that this day is part of the program of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the hotel chain, which is framed in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which in addition to environmental initiatives includes local gastronomy and crafts festivals, and a series of promotions and special offers in its hotels all year-round.
“The 10,950 trees planted are equivalent to the annual cultivation of 365 plants during the 30 years that Viva Wyndham Resorts has been operating”, concluded Colussi.