A forest is not just a forest!
The effects of the Forest
Biodiversity – “king” of the forest
Our reforestation area borders existing biodiversity corridors which leads to an expansion of habitable areas for plants and animals alike.
The Almendro (Almond) tree is a good example of how our forest provides for its inhabitants. The fruits serve as a valuable food source for several animal species and the branches function as nesting spots for rare birds such as the Ara Ambiguus. We are very proud of the fact that our trees have allowed these rare birds, among others, to return and resettle on our Fincas.
We protect this ecosystem – genuinely
Biodiversity monitoring agrees with us
Ever since we started our first reforestation project, we have closely monitored our impact on the diversity of species on our properties – specifically our natural reserves. Our collaboration with Senckenberg Institute has allowed us to do this effectively.
The results: the number of reptile and amphibian species found on our properties was confirmed to have increased from 20 to 90 within only 9 years.
Our Forest ecosystems promote growth of individual populations and the general genetic diversity present in our Fincas and the surrounding land. On the same land that cattle grazed on, you can now see strolling tapirs, singing toucans and the nearly-invisible pumas.
Social value – local acceptance of BaumInvest
Our forest project acts like a magnet that holds together new markets in the regions surrounding our Fincas. The development of supply chains surrounding the harvest and further processing of timber shows how this magnet can create a promising income to all of those involved. It isn’t just income that our forest produces though, they produce observable improvements in the lives of those within these communities.