For this first meeting, tools and silvopastoral techniques were explained which allow better use of areas designated as pasture, thereby preventing the expansion of new pastures that fragment vegetation and habitat.
The Ermitaño River and the El Paujil Bird Reserve.
The farmers in the region were identified as key players in the effort, however, the support of the Regional Environmental Corporation and private sector are expected to achieve the acquisition of approximately 4940 acres that make up this natural forest relic on the banks of the river Ermitaño. Not promoting strong conservation measures with different entities in the area could lead to isolation in the short-term of these two protected areas.
The workshop was attended by farmers from different farms that have direct influence on the buffer areas that connects the regional park Serranía de las Quinchas and the El Paujil Bird Reserve.
Facilitated and led by ProAves, the implementation of these new, more efficient farming techniques, and the acceptance from the farming community for the River Corridor Ermitaño project is a move in the right direction for more environmentally friendly farming techniques and the advancement of conservation efforts.