WHY IT MATTERS
The rainforest is one of the world’s most ancient ecosystems, yet more than half of it has been deforested since 1960. An area of rainforest equivalent to the size of one football field is destroyed every second. The rainforest provides natural resources essential for the sustainability of our planet.
Cuipo's preservation efforts are centered on the belief that the best way to stop rainforest deforestation is to buy the land and preserve it. We do just that. With revenue from our product lines and partnerships, we purchase large parcels of land for transfer to our non-profit foundation, One Meter at a Time, for permanent preservation.
The Cuipo Rainforest Preserve is located near the Darien National Preserve in Chepo, Panama. Historically, dense forests and rocky terrain shielded the Chepo Rainforest from the outside world. Improved transportation made this land accessible and development has threatened this ecosystem. As agriculture, logging, development, mining, and tourism expand into these pristine areas, rainforest is gradually disappearing.
Your redemption saves a square meter of rainforest at the Cuipo Rainforest Preserve.