AMA Estancia Update November 2018
Solar Power on the Reserve
We are officially powered by the sun at Reserva Ecologica Panamaes and AMA Estancia. This is a step we’ve looked forward to taking for a long time, but have been waiting for a reputable regionally available option. We are happy to be working with a Panamanian company called NSOLAR. The system we have in place now will offset 1,241 tons of carbon dioxide in the next 25 years - that’s the equivalent of planting 240 tress a year.
The implementation of solar power puts our energy needs inline with the mission of AMA Estancia and Reserva Ecologica Panamaes. We pride ourselves in being able to offer luxurious comfort with a low ecological impact. Now when you have the need to put on the air con during the height of the afternoon sun, you can do so with piece of mind that your refreshment is powered by a natural and sustainable resource.
Pedasi School Children participate in turtle conservation
We were honored to have the students from the local school in Pedasi join us for a day of education and advocacy. 15 students came to help us build the turtle nursery at the outset of turtle nesting season this year, and have continued to come back once a month to help release the turtles. In years past, we’ve invited the local children to come help release the turtles, but this year wanted to try engaging them from the beginning of the process.
At the outset of our turtle nesting project, we had a huge issue with poachers on the beach. As the years pass, and we invest in local education efforts, the poaching has decreased. By educating the next generation from an early age, we hope to create a legacy of turtle conservation on this coastline.
Let us know when you're ready for your next visit!
It’s one of our favorite times of year at Reserva Ecologica Panamaes. As rainy seasons subsides, we often see whales from the terrace, and the forest is bursting with fresh growth. The sea turtles have been laying eggs, and the rivers and lake are full and teeming with wildlife. We will leave you with some images of this lush time of year. As always, thank you for being a part of our community - we look forward to seeing you soon!