Corredor Biológico

 

Our efforts are focused on finding conservationists that help to create the biological corridor between Cerro Hoya and GranAzul

 

 

 

EROSION CAUSED BY DEFORESTATION

 

Daniel Saenz on voice recorder Cobachon 2020

 

Historia

Yo tomé estos registros solo para ver si a los muchachos (sus hijos) les interesaba, para que quede la historia y ellos sepan lo que había aquí (Cobachón). Yo estoy mayor y se quelos hijos míos no van a saber (cuando falte), así queda la historia para que ellos sepan. Por ejemplo, en el año 77 cuando nosotros llegamos, todo esto era puro bosque, después enlos años ochenta eso se fue dañando con desmontes hasta el año 95, después el desmonte vino decayendo lentamente y ya los últimos años la gente ya ha dejado de deforestar y elbosque ha ido recuperándose. Además he tomado datos de quienes fueron las personas que formaron el pueblo ya que de las nuevas generaciones nadie sabe quienes fueron los primero en llegar. Antes teníamos una escuela con casi 40 niños pero ya todo eso desapareció así que escribí todo esto para ver si algún día a alguien le interesa. También he querido saber quienes llegaron aquí antes que nosotros, conocí a un señor que dice que ellos llegaron en el año 1965, pero me imagino que antes de ese año ya había personas viviendo en este lugar pero él no tiene registro de la historia bien detallada.

 

 

Daniel Saenz’s story – translated

History

I made these records just to see if the boys (my children) were interested, so that the story remains and they know what was here (Cobachón). I am older and I know that my children will not know (when it is missing), so the story remains for them to know. For example, in the year 77 when we arrived, all this was pure forest, then in the eighties this was damaged with clearings until the year 95, then the clearing was declined slowly and in recent years people have already stopped deforestation and the forest has been recovering. I have also taken data of who were the people who formed the town since no one of the new generations knows who were the first to arrive. Before, we had a school with almost 40 children, but all of that disappeared, so I wrote all this to see if someday someone is interested. I also wanted to know who came here before us. I met a man who says that they arrived in 1965, but I imagine that before that year there were already people living in this place but he does not have a well-detailed history record .

 

 

cerro hoya

Map showing Granazul – Cobachon and Cerro Hoya

Daniel Sketch

Daniel’s sketch from land between Cerro Hoya and the Ocean

Daniel’s little sketch and the map showing Cerro Hoya demonstrate in essence the situation in our GranAzul area.
The Cobachon river and Cobachon itself border GranAzul on the East side. The Fundacion Panama borders GranAzul on the West. In the North there are several farms. Some of them are not actively farmed which shows in the return of the vegetation. However others keep or have kept quite intensive cattle which has resulted in the lack of trees and shrubs.
In order to conserve the flora and fauna it is imperative to create a biological corridor between the Cerro Hoya and the Pacific Ocean .

 

GranAzul’s neighbor : Fundacion Panama