Former pasture land is restored through reforestation, agroforestry and silvopastoral activities, preserving the water and soil resources of the Panama Canal Watershed.
In addition to major climate change mitigation effects, the project reflects the nexus between world trade and a functioning environment. The sustainable management of the Panama Canal Watershed counteracts the damages caused by the expansion of the Canal and secures water supply. Targeting further environmental and social benefits, the project increases local biodiversity and due to active participation of local communities supports small subsistence farmers by providing sustainable means of production.
Panama Canal, Panama
Autoridad del Canal de Panamá
Project description, pictures
~ 2 mln. trees have been planted to date
2,985 hectares are being reforested