The Rainforest Alliance is working with SalvaNATURA - a citizens' group with more than 50 active volunteers - to help to save El Impossible, the most important natural area of El Salvador.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Located in the department of Ahuachapan, El Imposible contains a highly threatened dry tropical forest that forms part of the coastal mountain range Apaneca-Ilmatepec. The 9,000 acre forest ranges from 900 ft to 4300 ft above sea level and is home to more than 500 species of birds as well as the country's most crystalline water.
How will this project solve this problem?
Besides buying key habitat to add to the rainforest, SalvaNATURA is working with local residents to promote shade-grown coffee plantations as an alternative to hunting and fishing.
Potential Long Term Impact
To save El Salvador's last expanse of rainforest.
Total Funding Received to Date: $50
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $50,000.