WIN-911’s donation to the Panama-based Mamoni Valley Preserve generates 625 tons of carbon credits, offsetting the company’s carbon footprint for 2020.
Located only two hours from Panama City in the narrowest stretch of the Central American Isthmus, bordering the Continental Divide lies the 5,000-hectare Mamoni Valley, one of the world’s 25 most threatened ecological zones.
The Mamoní River descends from 860 meters above sea level in a cloud forest and flows east until reaching the southwest corner of the Valley, where it turns abruptly south at 120 meters above sea level and heads towards the Pacific Ocean.
It is a watershed rich with biodiversity, and home to myriad species of plants and animals. Since its creation in 2002, the Mamoní Valley Preserve has prevented more than 650,000 tons of CO2 emissions from deforestation and protected the invaluable biodiversity that inhabits it.
Meanwhile, at Centro Mamoní, the science and research center, visiting scientists carry out research on the reintroduction of endangered species like jaguars.
The pandemic’s impact on the climate emergency
Despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists predict that 2020 will be the hottest year on record. The pandemic itself underscores the impact of humans on other species and the accelerated pace of habitat destruction, and how increasingly important it is to preserve what we have left.
In support of climate change initiatives, WIN-911’s team has made a donation to the Mamoni Valley Preserve. In return, the Panama-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization has granted 625 tons of carbon credits, resulting in an offset of WIN-911’s carbon footprint for 2020.
Member’s of WIN-911’s team in 2015 seen here with MVP Chief Conservation Officer, Lider Sucre, travelled to Panama to experience first hand the work of the Panama-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
“We were very excited to host the WIN-911 team here in Panama and to learn of their interest in contributing to the preservation of the planet. Their donation will go toward the preservation of rain forest near the Continental Divide, at the most narrow portion of land in the Americas. The preserved land will be saved from development into perpetuity.”
—Lider Sucre, Chief Conservation Officer, Mamoni Valley Preserve