Omar collects seeds from the salvaged trees in his forest, which he began to restore over 38 years ago. As these are fine wood trees, they have become increasingly threatened due to indiscriminate clearing, particularly over the last decade. Omar sows the seeds in bags which he later distributes to the indigenous communities near Puyo, who are working to replant them in their own forests.
Collect and reproduce seeds from endangered trees
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Why is it important?
In Ecuador, there are very few healthy and thriving old-growth forests left; these ancient trees are now rare and highly valued for their beauty. Finding seeds from these trees and re-growing them is difficult and complicated. However, it's a task that is essential for strengthening these ecosystems. Forests with larger trees absorb and retain huge amounts of CO2, thus preventing this gas from being released into the atmosphere. Forest conservation and replanting these trees are two of the most effective things we can do to help stop global warming.
By purchasing this service, you are increasing the rapid replanting of several species of tree that provide shelter, food and protection to wildlife in the Amazon. These trees also have an immensely positive environmental impact for all living beings on the planet.