Fundacion Palmarito Casanare
Deep in the Orinoquia Region of Colombia lies a heavily forested slice of Latin America teeming with over 150 natural ecosystems. Encompassing over 50,000 hectares of tropical rainforest, this world heritage site is one of five natural regions in Colombia, and is the third most crucial riparian system in the world. Nestled within the Orinoquia region is the Palmarito reserve, in Casanare - this reserve is home to indigenous communities that rely on the forests for life and vitality. In collaboration with the indigenous peoples, Fundacion Palmarito is focused on raising awareness on the importance of conserving and fostering a deeper, more sustainable harmony between the communities and the Orinoquia.
Joining Open Forest Protocol as a Project Operator will create pathways to sustainable conservation by allowing for the validation of 50,000 hectares of the Orinoquia forest using our decentralized Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system. Open and free MRV will uncover the natural value of Orinoquia forests and open access to financing opportunities to help scale forest projects in the region, bringing positive economic, social, and environmental impact to the communities, and deeper harmony with the invaluable ecosystem they call home.