Preserving this 48 ha. tropical, dry forest will save it from being sold for development and maintain the forest habitat that the resident wildlife depend on in this privately owned natl. monument.
The Lopez’s have owned El Farallon for generations. It was declared a natl. monument for the ancient petroglyphs on the cliff walls. They have always conserved the forest. They receive no payment as guardians of the monument, the CO2 sequestered or the needed habitat. Off the grid w/solar power, they have no “footprint”. Even so, for 6 people living in the old wooden house a small income from cattle isn’t enough. These forests are for sale to be developed. It is all regenerated tropical forest
Payments for environmental services to the Lopez’s for the habitat provided to the diverse wildlife and CO2 sequestration saves the forests from being sold and developed. Guaranteeing a home for all the life and helping to clean the air of our Earth
Preserving the Lopez’s forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs over 640 metric tones of CO2 annually and increases educational opportunities for the many tourists visiting E Farallon each year from around the world
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).
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Dan's Forest Photos/June 2010