Currently, Cerro El Amay is losing an acre of Ancient Primeval forest every day.
$135 will save an acre, $15,000 will save an entire parcel (derecho), $500,000 will save the entire threatened part of the Cloud Forest.
We have just found out that the flood gates have opened to the sale and deforestation of one of the most Beautiful and Ancient places on Earth. The Cloud Forests of Cerro El Amay are home to thousands of acres of untouched Primeval trees and the flourishing ecosystems that they support.
Time is of the essence. A few tracts have been bought and five acres has already been clear cut for lumber. We can actually force the buyers to sell to our Non-Profit, The Cloud Forest Conservation Initiative, but that requires the money to do so.
We want to create a Protected Core in the Heart of the forest. We will then build the conservation zone until the entire forest is protected forever.
I have never experienced a place so wild, and so viscerally powerful. Everywhere we go we find wonders, new species, beautiful caves and sink holes with their own unique ecosystems. This place has barely been explored at this point and has already yielded so much.
When I found out that five acres (edit: now 8 acres...) were clear cut I was devastated. I found out that the locals had opened up the floodgates to anyone purchasing the 111 acre tracts known as 'derechos' to anyone who wants them. We want to make sure they all go into conservation.
I am asking for $15,000. That is the price of one 111-acre tract. Only 135 per acre. Let's turn it into $150,000, then the total, 500,000 and beyond. This is how we can change the world. I invite all of you to come and stay in this place with me some day. When you experience it for yourself you will understand why this is so important.
Thank you for making this dream a reality.