Zero Impact® feels the need to count on structures that are already operational and competent, such as parks and reserves, as a guarantee that such areas will remain protected forever.
LifeGate’s partnership with Asepaleco, for example, is part of a broader project, in which the Costa Rican association is committed to purchasing lands from private owners in order to extend the already existing reserve. By doing so, the protected area is optimised and expanded to include areas currently at risk because of their state of deterioration and the possibility that their use be perverted by private owners. In Madagascar, the same policy has been applied.
As far as Ticino Park is concerned, the choice has been made both because of the multiple international recognitions the park has recevied, as well as the innovative experiment being carried out there in which totally protected areas coexist with partially protected areas and human settlements, with the objective of harmonising the relationship between the surrounding area and the natural environment.