Corcovado Foundation

Mission The Corcovado Foundation is a key player in the strengthening of the protected wild areas, the promotion of environmental education, sustainable tourism and community participation throughout the sustainable use of the natural resources in the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.
Seaturtle Conservation and Environmental Education
 
$16,321
$3,679
Raised
Remaining
Prior to this project about 85% of the sea turtle nests were being poached. Now, biologists, local and international volunteers patrol the beach to find the turtles nests and relocate them to a nursery were they are watched 24/7. Hatchlings are released immediately after being born. Environmental education and a rural tourism program are in place, including tourism dependent on turtle nesting activities, in order to generate awareness and help locals generate income from their natural heritage. project reportread updates from the field
Creating the Environmental Leaders of the New Mil
 
$766
$34,234
Raised
Remaining
The Corcovado Foundation environmental education program has created awareness and has empowered hundreds of children during the last ten years, working in 14 schools in Drake Bay and Costa Ballena. However the program has never been funded properly and has always had limited resources. The foundation will start a process in which it promotes the planting of trees on farms, public areas and river basins. The most accomplished and involved children will then participate in a leadership program. project reportread updates from the field
Santa Juana Community-Based Rural Tourism Program
 
$1,980
$23,020
Raised
Remaining
With few economic opportunities and subsistence agriculture as the main occupation, Santa Juana as many rural villages are losing their populations as the young people migrate to the bigger towns, causing family disintegration and other related problems. This project intends to create more jobs, update the community water system, improve the medical examination room and build a computer lab for the school. This will improve the quality of living and will discourage emigration. project reportread updates from the field
Osa Community Support Fund
 
$4,560
$55,440
Raised
Remaining
The Osa Community Support Fund provides microfunding to local communities in Osa Peninsula. The gifts to local community groups are used for community improvement such as drinking water systems, community centers, health centers, local development activities, bridges and other related projects. project reportread updates from the field

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