Naturefund has secured 140.000 m² of dry forest in Nicaragua for the future, together with ADECA. The dry forest is located near the Pacific coast and provides habitat for many rare species, such as the rare cat jaguarundi. A big thank you to all donors! more
Start: February 2010
End: October 2013
The dry forest is located in southwestern Nicaragua in the ravine Barranco Bayo. There, the Río Grande de Carazo flows through several ravines and covers the last two kilometers of its way to the Pacific Ocean.
The dry forest covers about 35 ha, of which Naturefund wanted to secure 14 ha by purchase. 90% of the total area is dry forest, 10% are former corn fields and shall be reforested in the long term.
The local conservation and development organization ADECA has been committed to protecting natural diversity and environmental education for 20 years. ADECA has built the first ecological museum of its kind in Central America, to bring people closer to the biodiversity of Central America, and in particular to the rare tropical dry forest on the Pacific Coast. Unfortunately, the association ADECA has abolished, so that the purchase agreement for the 140.000 m² dry forest could not be achieved. Naturefund therefor has used the donations for the establishment of Dynamic Agroforestry and supported farmer families around the dry forest in the construction of edible forests.