At Tropicfeel we believe the real story requires taking a step backward. We want to start from the beginning, from where you need to begin to understand the message. That's why we joined forces with Eldorado, to give voice to the people who live the story.
Along with making the documentary, the money raised through this campaign will allow us to provide exclusive limited-edition rewards, administer our crowdfunding project and help to shape a better future.
It’s incredibly important that we remain transparent, so we created this handy chart to show you exactly where your hard-earned money will go.
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The growing demand of avocado has given illegal cultivation a chance for expanding the business, and entire forests are being replaced by avocado farms. As a consequence, several species and natural resources have become endangered in one of the most special forest in the world, Sierra De Bahoruco, listed as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.
Over the last eight years the number of avocado exports has experienced a sustained growth, increasing by 150% and jumping from 11.4 to 30 millions of units.
The avocado tree consumes a large amount of water. To produce just one kilogram of this fruit, 1000L is needed. That is four times as much as than oranges need, and ten times more than tomatoes. Meanwhile, climate change is hitting the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic is facing its most severe drought over the past 30 years.
Illegal farming has now reached the cloud forests in the middle of the mountain. This forest can produce water even without rain. Continuing at this rate, the mountain could go dry in just a few years.
Mario Davalos has had the privilege to travel and work in some of the most remote and pristine locations on Earth. But Sierra de Bahoruco still holds a special place in his heart. He is conscious that one person cannot fix this environmental threat over the Dominican Republic on their own. However, it is possible if we all act together in raising awareness and working towards real change.
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Preserving nature by unveiling its beauty through insightful stories, Eldorado is an editorial environment showcasing travel narratives for the post-tourism era.
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Risks and challenges
We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you.
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