To foster a more responsible and ecological planet the Mirpuri Foundation, as principal sustainability partner of Hi Fly, organized a joint social and environmental responsibility initiative to restore the native forest in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

Hi Fly, a leading wet lease specialist airline, invited its employees to better understand the forest, learn about its weaknesses and needs, and with the support of the Mirpuri Foundation to participate in its recovery and development by cleaning the area, knowing how to identify invasive species, and planting some trees among oaks, cork-oaks, mastic trees, and lentisk or narrow-leaved adorned.

The climatic conditions of the Sintra mountain range, resulting from the microclimate, relief, and soil, allowed the development of a dense, diverse, and luxuriant flora with more than 1000 species identified. However, this exuberance resulted mainly from human action, which modified the landscape through fires and the introduction of exotic plants such as maritime pine (Pinus pinaster), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), and others that conditioned the development of species autochthonous and endemic.

As part of an environmental management plan for the area, this action was a responsible act of valuing the natural heritage, aiming to implement measures that promote the regeneration and restoration of native forests, reduce environmental damage, sustain local species, enhance biodiversity, and reduce the risk of fires.