Lijo purchased nine acres of deforested land on isla bastimentos, in panama’s caribbean coast and reforested it into an eco-haven. he sought help from the ngäbe-buglé people, who have managed panama’s forests for centuries, to learn the basics of land management. jefferson s hall leads reforestation efforts to protect the panama canal from floods.
Reforestation project took place on isla bastimentos in panama’s caribbean coast. mr lijo purchased nine acres of deforested land and worked with the ngäbe-buglé people to learn the basics of land management. mr hall leads reforestation efforts to protect the panama canal from floods.
Lijo reforested the land with the theory of permaculture in mind and wanted it to be a place of education and collaboration with the community. he noticed an increase in biodiversity and the strawberry dart frogs, for which a nearby beach is named, have seen their numbers increase as their habitat is restored. stri reached an agreement with the ngäbe-buglé to create a reforestation project on their territory to capture carbon and improve the ecosystem. people were initially skeptical of the reforestation project, yet the enthusiasm for tree planting is evident. mr lijo sells most of the products he produces locally and hopes his example can serve as a model for others looking to reforest cleared land. mr hall believes that even small efforts such as mr lijo’s may prove helpful.