Decades of deforestation have led to drought, biodiversity loss, and economic hardship—all magnified by climate change. Today, less than 23% of the Azuero’s forests remain.
Ranchers in Cañas were unaware of the effect their livelihood directly had on their land—but they still have hope. “Our generation has made a serious mistake, but we still have time to correct it.”
And the story doesn't end there.
The cattle ranchers of the Azuero are ready to bring the forests back. "More than anything, we need to reforest the existing watersheds on our lands," Dom Eric told us, "because if we lose the water, we lose everything."
Land stewards are the essential workers of our planet. To support people like Eric Domínguez and other land stewards, we've partnered with Pro Eco Azuero, a trusted NGO with decades of experience in the region.
Combining Earthshot's scientific expertise, carbon financing, and a full tech stack with Pro Eco Azuero's network of land stewards and on the ground expertise, together we’re restoring a critical biological corridor more than 120 km in length, covering nearly 25,000 hectares.
The Azuero Ecological Corridor harbors species that do not exist anywhere else in the world, including the Azuero Spider Monkey (pictured).
The Park is also home to jaguars, howler monkeys, the endangered Green Macaw, and the Azuero Parakeet, a species endemic to the park.