The Project Platonia is instrumental in building awareness among individuals and institutions worldwide regarding climate change and ways to protect nature. The Project activities target to reduce global deforestation and avoid greenhouse gases emissions by protecting more than 56,000 hectares of primary rainforest.
Reducing deforestation will also conserve the rich biodiversity of the surrounding Chaco forests, saving 870 wildlife species, including critically endangered pumas, jaguars, and armadillos.
Nearly half of employees (around 25-50), hired within the Project Platonia activities, are women which will have improved livelihoods, health services, and education.
The Project Platonia will provide training and education to community workers, who consist of around 50 people, about labor rights and workplace safety. The visitor center will also provide educational opportunities about the importance of forest conservation.
Moreover, the community will receive advanced technology training on how to use drones, camera traps, and other technological devices to collect more accurate and comprehensive data on the biodiversity in the region.
The Project Platonia expects to hire 10-20 full-time employees, providing people living in poverty with access to good paying jobs, such as local forest monitors (i.e., forest guards or rangers).
The Project Platonia has the potential to avoid 7,022,333 CO2 emissions, which would significantly decrease pollution levels. This improvement in air quality will benefit the local community by reducing respiratory diseases.
Th Project will also implement the “Chaco Alert” air ambulance service to provide an invaluable transportation service to remote communities in the Chaco, benefiting those with critical needs, no resources, and limited mobility.
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