Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry

A former cattle farm in Panama, Finca Cuango, is helping restore Panama’s forests through agroforestry, making the soil resilient to erosion and helping it retain scarce water. The 1,450 hectare property will contribute to a target of one million hectares of degraded land that Panama plans to restore by 2035 through its Allianza por el Millio initiative. By investing in reforestation and land restoration, Panama’s government … Continue reading Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry

inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Are you deliberating whether to get a tattoo or not? Take the plunge with a temporary tattoo from Inkbox instead. inkbox has created a 100% organic ink, derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama, which lasts up to 2 weeks. Unlike temporary tattoos that are just stickers on your skin, inkbox tattoos function more like permanent tattoos – … Continue reading inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Plastic Bottle Village: A housing solution to plastic pollution

Building a village from plastic bottles on an island in Panama is one man’s vision for helping to preserve the land and divert toxic materials from landfill. Plastic Bottle Village founder Robert Bezeau initially established a plastic recycling service in Panama, soon after moving from Canada, to address the enormous challenges Boca Del Toro faces with unmanaged waste. Robert Bezeau collected more than a million plastic bottles, before he … Continue reading Plastic Bottle Village: A housing solution to plastic pollution