Realizing that the rainforests of Cerro Chucantí were under severe threat from non-traditional deforestation for logging and creating cattle pastures, and that forest loss and degradation at Cerro Chucantí threaten not only the endemic wildlife species in the region but also the forested watershed, which supplies a year-round supply of clean drinking water to nearby villages, we have been able to purchase seven properties that in total protect nearly 1,500 acres of forest,  creating the Chucanti Private Nature Reserve.

Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá or Adopt a Panama Rainforest (ADOPTA) is a Panamanian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), whose goal is to promote  conservation, sustainable development activities,  and land acquisitions as an emergency measure to preserve critically threatened rainforests in Panama.