Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

$2,083 $0
Raised Remaining
Apr 4, 2011

Much Work To Do

Maleku Ceremony with LRFF, etnies and the media
Maleku Ceremony with LRFF, etnies and the media

I was delighted to be able to take part in the kick-off to the cooperation between La Reserva Forest Foundation, Sole Technology, Inc. and the Maleku people. Working together, 35,000 trees will be planted along the Rio Sol which runs through the Maleku tribal land. The resulting biological corridor will transform the river, absorb over 500 tons of CO2 yearly, provide homes for a multitude of plant and animal species, and will give the Maleku people an area in which they can once again use the sustainable harvesting practices they’ve known for generations to return to their old ways. We have much to learn from them.

There is a great deal of work to be done by the Maleku Tribal Council in accomplishing their goal. Their gathering place for this work is in desperate need of renovation. The funding of this project will allow that work to occur so that the Tribal Council can continue their efforts to bring in additional people and lands for reforestation. Please help them accomplish their goal by donating to the completion of Rancho Bienvenidos.

Tree planting with PIerre Andres and Alfredo
Tree planting with PIerre Andres and Alfredo



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Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Map of Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica