Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica

$3,971 $431
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Lopez’s have owned El Farallon for generations. It was declared a natl. monument for the ancient petroglyphs on the cliff walls. They have always conserved the forest. They receive no payment as guardians of the monument, the CO2 sequestered or the needed habitat. Off the grid w/solar power, they have no “footprint”. Even so, for 6 people living in the old wooden house a small income from cattle isn’t enough. These forests are for sale to be developed. It is all regenerated tropical forest

How will this project solve this problem?

Payments for environmental services to the Lopez’s for the habitat provided to the diverse wildlife and CO2 sequestration saves the forests from being sold and developed. Guaranteeing a home for all the life and helping to clean the air of our Earth

Potential Long Term Impact

Preserving the Lopez’s forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs over 640 metric tones of CO2 annually and increases educational opportunities for the many tourists visiting E Farallon each year from around the world

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,971

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 $3,971 .  The original project funding goal was $4,402.

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 Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica
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