The Azuero Earth Project (AEP) is a “living laboratory” located on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula. Our focus is on sustainable land use. We combine community outreach with science and fieldwork to create models that are scalable and replicable worldwide.
We are meeting our mission through three program areas:
- Education and Outreach
Our programs include:
Biological Corridor – A reforestation and community engagement project to restore the dry forest ecosystem, protect the Azuero Spider Monkey, and increase the resilience of the Azuero communities.
Organic Agriculture – A program to promote responsible agricultural practices and healthy diets.
Education – An engagement with young people to raise environmental consciousness and conservation ethic.
Community Outreach – Interactions with the people of Azuero to exchange ideas and help informed decision-making regarding land use and other environmental topics.
Visiting Researchers, Students, and Interns – Collaborations with universities, researchers, volunteers and interns to gain knowledge about the Azuero and grow a network of individuals interested in its conservation and the broad themes of AEP’s work.