Within Chiriquí Reserve, Panama, reforestation and preservation interventions have been carried out over an area of 11,764,706 square metres, and 20,000,000 kg of CO2 emissions have been offset.
Thanks to this intervention, some grazing lands have been recovered and protected through a planting model aimed at habitat recovery and local biodiversity enhancement. Besides the planting of several local species, approximately 50 native species have been planted. According to the national association “amigos de la Tierra” many of these species are currently endangered.
These territories are located in coastal areas rich in mangroves. The interventions contribute directly to controlling local hydrological systems and reducing river erosion. Moreover, wildlife corridors have been recovered for several threatened animal and plant species.
The project also has a social significance: employment opportunities have been created for local communities, by involving those in need and promoting female employment. The wage workers receive is higher than the national minimum and they are granted social security protection.