It is important that the public understands that conservation is important, and not just for the ecological value of healthy ecosystems or the economic potential they represent. Our global tendency today is moving towards more environmentally-friendly production and infrastructure, with green industries here in Panamá including shade-grown coffee, cacao production, and ecotourism.
We support this movement in our own way: our community events are often habitat restoration projects, such as beach cleanups and tree plantings, and we always discuss sustainable development in our educational talks and events. We participate in habitat restoration on our own land as well, with a focus on supporting healthy wildlife populations. Furthermore, whenever we need to construct something at our site at Cerro Chucantí we source our lumber from naturally fallen trees to avoid deforesting other areas.