We believe responsible actions are the path for our communal wellbeing. Therefore, we are committed to the conservation of the natural abundance in Piñas Bay by responsibly and sustainably managing deep reaches of the Darien Jungle. After rising from the volcanic seabed approximately 50 million years ago, the Darien Jungle is home to one of the most biodiverse ecosystems of the world. Is by no mistake that native Embera-Wounaan tribes have roamed these areas for thousands of years, searching for food and shelter. During the last century, westernized land tenure structures and cultural mixing has resulted in more highly resource demanding populations settling along the area. Puerto Pinas is one of such places where worlds have collided, and the jungle has paid the price.
Donor Support and Impact
Your support will allow us to implement this participatory educational program, contributing towards our goal to end deforestation of primary rainforest. In fact, in the first 3 years we aim to regain degraded land in Puerto PIÑAS and the extended lower Piñas Bay Watershed, permitting the reforestation of approximately 100 ha of previously forested land. Successful implementation of the Agro-Innovation Plan for Puerto Piñas is the spearheading initiative under the Foundation’s objective to sustainably manage the Pinas Bay Watershed. Other overlapping initiatives incorporate entrepreneurship, financial education, science, arts, culture, community organization, and sustainable tourism, all of which aim to empower the identity of the piñeros.