In December LRFF and the Rio Sol planting crew planted the remaining 14 hectares of pastureland on this farm. This was the largest single property we had to plant for the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. Also more than 18 Maleku families created nurseries of 500 – 1500 trees of 110 native species to supply the trees for this property, high above Tonjibe in Viento Fresco.
It was a huge job hauling all of the trees from the separate nurseries to one central area. There the tractor and trailer picked them up, about 1500 at a time, hauling the planting team and trees about 4 kilometers to Viento Fresco. Once there the tractor and crew distributed the trees around the 14 hectares.
The transport took about as long as it did to plant the trees. You can see in the photos some long distance pictures of this amazing project. It’ll be fun to watch the pastures fill in with forest in the coming years.
It will be a dream come true if we can fund raise to purchase this property. It would be the first in recuperating the Maleku territory that is rightfully and legally theirs.
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