Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica

Mar 2, 2011

Indigenous Memories

Preying Mantis
Preying Mantis

January brought us exciting news, a large donation of $1900 was made to this project leaving only $1373 for its completion. It’s my sincere hope that we will reach that goal in the next few months. I’ve promised my grand-nieces and nephews a trip to this site when they come visit me in Costa Rica. I want to show them this very specific example of what their gift donations make possible. For while the Lopez family takes seriously their role of being guardians both of the forest around them and of the ancient petroglyphs on the cliffs along the stream bed, what’s also true is that currently the road into their property has become nearly impassable. The Lopez family’s Payments for Environmental Services (PES) associated with this project will make it possible for them  to repair their road. This in turn will give more people the opportunity to visit the beautiful petroglyphs here as well as the chance to become aware of the many benefits arising out of preserving native forested areas. Won’t you help us complete this project? We can’t do it without you.



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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Map of Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica