The rainforest is rapidly disappearing.
The rainforest and surrounding land is owned by local farmers that chop and sell critically endangered tree species to support their families. Recently, large multi-national companies have started buying this land and destroying the forest to build shrimp pools, create palm oil plantations, harvest timber, and graze cattle. These changes not only destroy critical rainforest habitat, they also negatively affect surrounding communities.
In response, we started acquiring this land to save it from destruction.
Because this issue is time sensitive, we used our personal savings to quickly buy 15,000 sq. meters of rainforest and start our project. We are now diligently working to raise funds to buy the remaining land before it is sold in pieces to industrial corporations.
We must involve the local community to ensure an overall sustainable project.
It is imperative to involve the local community in our project, especially focusing on upcoming generations. We are committed to implementing educational programs that teach the importance of this ecosystem and how its destruction will ultimately affect future populations. We hope to work with the community to implement sustainable methods of generating income, focusing on raising ecological awareness and creating a mutually beneficial relationship with the surrounding environment.