The Palmarin Tree Project is actually a compilation of projects developed to make a positive environmental impact on our rural community of Palmarin. In addition to environmental rejuvination we work with local the government in protection measures, promote sustainability with local business and support education measures amongst youth.
For more information click on any of the projects below. Iif you are interested in helping contact us or make a donation
We all wish we could be a little greener. Sometimes it’s not so easy to
do. This can be especially true when on vacation. Between CO2 spewing
jet planes to one time use shampoo bottles, vacations can be tough on
Mother Earth. In Palmarin; however, efforts have been made to curb this
trend through the Palmarin Carbon Offset Program
Although the area faces several challenges including
economic hardship, the most pressing issue at the moment is the loss of coastal
land. With the advancing ocean comes salt water intrusion, village displacement
and the destruction of infrastructure.
One of the most critical trees to the local ecology and economy of
Palmarin are the mangroves. The trees provide habitat for fish, mollusk,
and bivalves as well as provide an attraction for tourists, making them
critical to the entire local economy
Even if the Palmarin Tree Project planted a million trees next year, it
wouldn't mean much if we couldn't protect them. To make real gains in
reforestation has to be well thought out from what species to are to be
planted, where and then most importantly how are we going to make sure
they will survive.
Our focus isn't just trees, its the whole of community itself. That is
why we work with the local tree nursery so it can build up its own
capacity and operate even if the Tree Project wasn't there.
Its a great thing to plant trees and help improve our environment. Its
equally important to understand how our environment works, how we impact
it and what we can do to help protect it. That is why the Palmarin Tree
Project started Adventures in Education