Chocüaco's Forest Corridor, Tronadora, Costa Rica

$648 $8,982
Raised Remaining


Chocüaco’s corridor connects two forests via a 2 ha. tree corridor, increasing mobility & habitat for wildlife. It raises local awareness & provides income to locals for labor, goods and services.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Development in the Lake Arenal area is one of the biggest threats to the connectivity of the existing forests. The two properties adjacent to the Chocüaco Corridor, previously farms owned and operated by local Tico families, have been purchased and developed by foreign speculators. When this happens there is no hope of creating biological corridors within the urbanization because each retiree living in the gated community has their own idea of what beauty is and that seldom includes wildness

How will this project solve this problem?

This 2 ha. biological corridor will connect 2 existing forests, create a natural, green buffer on the border with the housing developments & resolve the dilemma of animals trapped in both forests by increasing the food supply & aiding the gene pool

Potential Long Term Impact

Increase habitat by joining 2 forests, add water to the Rio Tronadora & Lake Arenal, create a native border to protect from urbanization, raise local awareness, absorb 30+ metric tons of carbon yearly, & add 2 has. native tropical forest to the Earth

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $648

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $648 .  The original project funding goal was $9,630.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Map of Chocüaco's Forest Corridor, Tronadora, Costa Rica
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