Support Riparian Reforestation with Azuero Farmers

by Azuero Earth Project Vetted since 2016

Summary

As we celebrate Earth Day this month, the Azuero Earth Project invites you to help expand our efforts to restore stream-side tropical dry forest habitat in Azuero. Last year we planted 5000 trees with 7 local cattle ranchers. This year the demand from landowners for reforestation partnerships is even greater. Riparian reforestation creates habitat for monkeys & other wildlife, connects existing forest, & enhances farm sustainability. Help make the 2018 planting season a success!

$10,000
total goal
$7,145
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Panama's Azuero peninsula is a degraded agricultural landscape that is only 7% forested. Globally, less than 2% of dry forest remains. Extreme forest fragmentation endangers our endemic wildlife through habitat loss & reduces the productivity of local farmland. Climate change already affects Azuero's wildlife & communities through intensifying sporadic weather patterns & producing increasingly harsh dry seasons. Increasing tree cover will help local communities mitigate & adapt to these changes.

Solution

Your donation funds planting of native and fruit trees along streams on farms within AEP's prioritized corridor area. Together with farmers, AEP is connecting remnant patches of riparian habitat and ensuring long-term farm resiliency. Each planted parcel has 5+ years of monitoring/ chemical-free follow-up & a commitment to replacement planting within the 1st year.

Long-Term Impact

This project restores habitat in 8 communities along an ecological corridor (80 km long; 393+ properties). Trees planted in 2018 will benefit 7+ farming families, their larger communities, and many riparian-dependent wildlife species such as the critically-endangered Azuero spider monkey. Your donation helps us support Panama's capacity to meet its national goal to restore 1 million hectares in 20 years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​azueroearthproject.org
AEP Website
AEP Facebook
AEP Seed Collection Video Series: The Seed Hunter
AEP Intro Video: Join us!

Organization Information

Azuero Earth Project

Location: East Hampton, NY - USA
Website: https:/​/​azueroearthproject.org
Project Leader:
Ruth Metzel
East Hampton, NY United States

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