Connecting Forest islands in Costa Rica



Development in Costa Rica has led to numerous remnant forests, where wildlife is trapped. LRFF will plant 2500 native trees on open pasture creating a green passageway between two forest islands.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

These isolated remnants of forest force the animals to use any means necessary to seek out needed food and potential mates. Monkeys and sloths in particular currently use barbed wires which cause deadly mutilations, electric cables which lead to electrocutions, and the open ground where they are vulnerable to predators. The green passageway will resolve the dilemma of animals trapped in this forest island, increase their food supply and improve the gene pool to further population growth.

How will this project solve this problem?

Install fencing using living posts to protect the passageway from cattle, plant 2500 native trees, maintain for 2 years, pay the landowner yearly payments for environmental services and perform quarterly inspections for the first 5 years.

Potential Long Term Impact

Increase in wildlife mobility, raise the ecological awareness of the local community, absorb 650 metric tons of carbon yearly, and add 2.5 hectares of native tropical forest habitat.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,401

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 $10,401 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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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 Connecting Forest islands in Costa Rica
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