The CO2OL Tropical Mix project is an all-rounder, generating a variety of impactful benefits. The project location is a 13,242 ha area in Panama. There the once flourishing tropical forest has been deforested and used for extensive cattle ranching. Our project partner’s and our goal has been the reforestation of the degraded land with mostly native tree species. The land is gradually converted into a mixed forest.
Project Impact and Benefits
In close cooperation with the local communities, more than 20 different tree species have been planted. This is a major biodiversity benefit. Not only is the project incorporating a wide range of different fauna, but CO2OL Tropical Mix is also protecting habitats of more than 15 endangered species from the IUCN Red List, restoring a healthy forest ecosystem.
The project also provides sustainable timber production and cocoa cultivation. Sustainable forest management and cocoa production offer employment opportunities, therefore improve the economic and social situation of rural communities and families. Moreover, the project helps to promote mutual learning and knowledge transfer.
CO2OL Tropical Mix has been one of the first in line to be successfully certified under the renowned Gold Standard for land use and forestry projects. The cocoa production areas have been the first agroforestry systems to be certified under the Gold Standard. In addition, the forest management received the FSC certificate.
Visit the CO2OL Tropical Mix from home
You can visit this project right now, from the comfort of your own desk. We created a virtual trip to our CO2OL Tropical Mix project in Panama, to give you an even better impression of the impact this nature based climate action has. Dive in.
We have a little gift for you
12 new months ahead, housing strong intentions to make this new year better than ever with new goals and new targets to hit. To start into 2022, organized and reminded that we can achieve great things for our planet when we join our forces, we created a CO2OL Tropical Mix project themed calendar for you. The motifes surrounding the calendar, are leafes from the project in Panama. You can download your free calendar here: