Preserving El Farallon Natl. Monument, Costa Rica

Apr 4, 2011

Summer in the Forest

Only Grandpa left to give shade. Dry and parched
Only Grandpa left to give shade. Dry and parched

It’s summer right now in Costa Rica, the dry season. It’s a great time to witness the difference between forested areas and areas that have been cleared of trees. Forested areas stay cool under the shade of the tall trees, underneath the leaf cover on the forest floor there is still a dampness to the ground. Out in the cleared areas the summer sun beats down on the ground mercilessly. Hillsides are brown and desolate looking, pasture grasses have dried out and the land is parched. Watersheds protected by forest continue to feed streams unlike cleared areas in which water is scarce, if available at all. 

Right now the 48 hectares of the El Fallaron project demonstrate the life-giving, water conserving properties of forested areas. Numerous species of amphibians, birds, and mammals thrive in there. It contains a wide diversity of both flora and fauna, undoubtedly some species that are yet to be discovered. It is a treasure chest that you can help preserve by your donation. We’ve already raised over two-thirds of the funds required for this project. We need your help to complete it and save this forest for all the life it supports.  

Deep, cool shade in the primary forest
Deep, cool shade in the primary forest



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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