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Tree Planting Day with Echo Foundation at Roi Sango
January 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm AST
Echo Foundation is planting native trees to rehabilitate and restore the dry forest ecosystem of Bonaire and to help the native birds and animals, like the Lora (the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot), to have more food and a better place to live. There is a site with a unique canyon and part of a large watershed called Roi Sango, which is an important natural heritage site and recognized for its biodiversity.
This area is also an Important bird area with confirmed nests of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon parrot and Barn Owls. The area consists of a still relatively undisturbed dry forest habitat. Echo is protecting Roi Sango by creating an “herbivore exclusion area” and planting native trees. This project was made possible with the contribution of the BEST 2.0 Programme funded by the European Union.
Echo has fenced off 26 hectares of the Roi Sango valley and prepared holes for trees to be planted. On January 13th, Echo will plant 800 rare, native trees in this area. The Roi Sango exclusion area is located near the Alta Mira Unjo viewpoint in Rincon on the road to Karpata. We will meet at the beginning of the road to Alta Mira Unjo view at 8:00 AM. If needed, please contact Echo for directions by telephoning +599 701-1188.
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