Chocüaco's Forest Corridor, Tronadora, Costa Rica

Apr 4, 2011

Our Dependence Upon Trees

Butterfly in biological corridor
Butterfly in biological corridor

Did you know that the average American family generates about 20 tons of CO2 per year? There are many ways we can each help reduce our footprint: driving less, keeping the temperature of our homes a couple degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter, and buying locally produced goods to name a few. All are worthwhile endeavors to reduce CO2 emissions. But an additional tactic is worth consideration. We can each help reduce our carbon footprint by supporting the planting of trees in the tropics. One hectare of tropical forest absorbs approximately 15 tons of CO2 each year! 

The completion of this project will result in planting 2 hectares of new forest which will quickly become a biological corridor connecting two older forests. Supporting it will not only help offset CO2 production, it will also help enhance preservation of the numerous animals who will have their habitat dramatically increased. It’s a win-win situation that needs only your financial support. 

This project now has  $1,189.75  in donations although the project page doesn’t reflect this amount. We added the accumulated donations from the Finca Salvaje project to Chocuaco’s last December when we closed that project for lack of donations. So we are closer to funding this project than you might think.

A new option on the Global Giving website is to make a monthly contribution to a project. Please consider this option, a small monthly donation of $5 or $10 dollars would move us forward and make you an on-going supporter of planting trees in the tropics! 

Leafcutter ant with cargo
Leafcutter ant with cargo



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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

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