( Courtesy AgroAmerica )

AgroAmerica, a Central and South American grower and exporter of bananas and pineapples, has donated $50,000 to conservation efforts of a tropical forest known as the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

The donation went to Project of the Maya Cultural and Natural Heritage Foundation (PACUNAM), according to a news release.

“We decided to join the environmental conservation projects of PACUNAM and support their efforts to develop and build sustainable forestry activities, as they respond to the objectives of AgroAmerica for the conservation of natural resources and are consistent with our way of working in partnerships in favor of the sustainable development of the countries where we operate,” Fernando Bolaños, CEO of AgroAmerica, said in the release.

The Maya Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected tropical forest in Central America, on 4.3 million acres in Guatemala.

AgroAmerica is the parent company of One Banana.