Our Dear Rainforest Protectors,
What an exciting month! It is with heartfelt gratitude that I share our latest news!
THANK YOU TO: JOHN HARRISON AND ECOTREND ECOLOGICS LTD.
Our brazil nut concession is growing! Thanks to the generosity of John Harrison and Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd, we have 79 additional hectares in our care. This acquisition is a strategic one for several reasons. For starters, it allows us to save thirty-three old-growth hardwood trees. These trees were certainly at risk because the previous owner had permits to log them. This land is also home to ten brazil nut trees – the giants of the rainforest. Plus, a mammal clay lick and an avian clay lick can also be found here. Both are important features for the health of rainforest species.
THANK YOU TO: THE ZITA AND MARK BERNSTEIN FOUNDATION
Our good news does not stop there. Our new acquisition includes a cleared area measuring two acres. And these two acres are next to the river and near a fresh water stream. These features make it an ideal spot to build our forest ranger/research station. We are currently working with an architect from Journeymen International (who is volunteering her time) to create the layout of the station. And, thanks to the generosity of The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation, construction of phase one is planned to start next month. The goal is to have the floor and roof built before the rainy season returns in October. The existing structures seen below are the tarps covering our current – and very basic – camp. Our “plastic” camp, as we tend to call it!
I am so thankful for the support from the entire ARC community. Together, we are really getting things done!
Want to help with our ranger/research station?
Jana & the ARC, PARC and ARCNP teams