La Reserva Forest Foundation

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a Costa Rican non-profit, tax exempt foundation working to restore and preserve native tropical forests, dedicated to creating "tree bridges" linking isolated forest islands using volunteers and the local school communities, and fighting global warming through various carbon neutral projects.
Connecting Forests Across Generations
 
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$4,030
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This project will expand an existing biological corridor along the Rio Sol and provide an indigenous grandmother an opportunity to supplement her income and pass along her forest ethic to her children and grandchildren.
Uplift Tribal Artists, Upgrade Rancho Tioracas
 
$56
$7,365
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This project aims to renovate Rancho Maleku Tioracas in order to provide a secure place for community cultural activities and artisans to display and sell their work: arts and crafts, theater presentations, meetings and workshops The rancho gives Maleku artisans and the residents of Palenque Margarita and nearby Tonjibe a venue that will improve social collaboration and economic security. project reportread updates from the field
Let's Keep It Rolling, PES's for 2014 - 2015
 
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$1,338
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Preserving this 14 ha. primary tropical forest will save the Monge's who own it and maintain the forest habitat resident wildlife depend on in this vital forest corridor on the shores of Lake Arenal. project reportread updates from the field
Restoring Forests in Guatuso, Alajuela, Costa Rica
 
$1,898
$35,784
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The project will increase native forest by 14.5 hectares (37 acres) or 15,000 trees on old pasturelands, increasing habitat for wildlife and raising local awareness by providing employment for local workers, nursery opportunities and hands on education. Working with 6 different landowners the project will return the forest that flora and fauna have been waiting to return to since the land was deforested between 1960 and 1990. More than 110 native species and 1000+ trees/hectare will be planted. project reportread updates from the field
Educational Reforestation in War Torn Liberia
 
$1,180
$25,862
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The U of Liberia's Forestry Dept. teaches forestry. The Univ. Farm was established for that purpose and had both native & exotic trees. During the civil war displaced people cut down the trees of the farm for charcoal and fuel, reducing the forest to its present state. This project restores the Farm ecosystem by reforesting 75% native and 25% exotic trees. Involving local communities thru awareness creation & casual employment will encourage their cooperation in future protection of the forest. project reportread updates from the field
Angel's Fruit Forest for the Maleku, Costa Rica
 
$305
$9,063
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The project increases the 35,000 trees "Rio Sol Bio Corridor", planted 2011, by 3.4 hectares or 3,500 trees making a grand total of 44,000 trees (44 hectares) of restored forest @ the Maleku Indigenous reserve along the Rio Sol. Angel will focus on planting as many varieties of native fruit trees as possible, like Cacao, Pataste, Breadfruit, Mangos, etc. He has 1000 Cacao trees ready for planting now and will add another 2500 trees of more that 100 different species to his existing nursery. project reportread updates from the field
38 Hectares of Valuable Resources for the Maleku
 
$1,385
$385,705
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This project is our first land acquisition opportunity of 38 hectares, contributing to the recuperation of the Maleku ancestral territory. This includes 24 ha. of primary forest, 14 ha. of pasture being reforested as part of the Rio Sol Bio Corridor project, and an ancient, functioning water source that supplies potable water to the Maleku communities below. The reforestation of this land in December will help increase the level of the aquifer for the community and provides valuable resources. project reportread updates from the field
It's For The Monkeys and 60 School Children
 
$833
$4,175
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The project increases the recently planted 'For The Monkeys' biological corridor by 1.5 hectares (1600 trees) making a grand total of 8600 trees or 8.5 hectares of restored forest. The local students will also be participating in the project by collecting the baby trees, caring for them in the nursery, helping with the planting and watching them grow right across the street from their school. project reportread updates from the field
Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica
 
$3,971
$431
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Preserving this 48 ha. tropical, dry forest will save it from being sold for development and maintain the forest habitat that the resident wildlife depend on in this privately owned natl. monument. project reportread updates from the field
Reforesting the Deforestation in Costa Rica
 
$2,250
$92,260
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The project returns 42 has. (104 acres) to native forest. 42,000 trees will connect two forest strips on old pastureland increasing habitat & mobility for wildlife, provide employment & hands on education for area residents. The area to be planted begins at the pristine wetland, Cano Blanco & extends between the two existing forests. Alvaro Jenkins bought the land in the 60's. Maleku workers helped him deforest it to create cattle pastures. Now he is working with LRFF & the Maleku to replant it. project reportread updates from the field

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