The heart and raison d’être of the park are the planting of native forest trees, fruit trees, plants native to the region with medicinal properties, and the rescue and propagation of native orchids and bromeliads. From these primary activities, we plan to develop a model for the recuperation and protection of the rain forest which can be utilized by other farmers of the region. As far as possible, we are attempting to restore the mix of trees and flora that is native to the surrounding intact area. Our goal is to reforest at least 20 ha of land previously cleared for farming, preserve and demonstrate all local plants with medicinal uses. This project allows younger generations to be aware of the resources they have and why they should protect them.
Tropical reforestation is one of the most effective methods of sequestering carbon dioxide emissions. Participation by Ecuadorians and citizens of other countries from around the world in the replanting of the Amazonian rain forest is important in recovering the global environment, and supports the principal goal of our project. With the assistance of specialists, we have compiled a list of trees and other flora from which most of the species have been chosen for the reforestation project.
A collection of more than 10 endemic species, plus medicinal plants.