ACCESS, CLIMATE, INFRASTRUCTURE and PHYSIOGRAPHY
The El Palmar project is located in the province of Imbabura, 60 km Northwest of Quito. Access is via paved and gravel roads with the approximate travel time of 3 hours.
The community of El Paraíso is located on the southwestern edge of the concession and is made up of approximately 50 families. The community has a school, electric power service, piped water and cell phone coverage.
The climate in the project area is tropical and humid, with regular rain and humid forest-type vegetation. The lower and southern part of the concession is covered by farms with pastures and fruit trees. The northern part of the concession has more rugged topography with limited road access.