Rio Sol, Across the River, Maleku Reserve, Guatuso

Sep 5, 2012

We did one side, let's do the other!

Preparing land to plant other side of Rio Sol 2011
Preparing land to plant other side of Rio Sol 2011

We are very pleased with the donations we have been gifted so far, they have helped us in getting us closer to our target of “doubling down”, completing work in this area and taking us to the next stage of reclaiming Maleku ancestral land for which we and Mr Fonseca Marin are so anxious to start!

It is very important for us to attain full funding before we set about replanting for Mr Fonseca Marin. As we learned with the smaller sister project, the “Rio Sol Biological Corridor”, starting work before full funding has been achieved may mean our little ‘lungs of the earth’ run the risk of being crowded out by grass and other pests, which we cannot afford to keep at bay as we await funding.

This corridor will have a tremendous environmental impact on the area. It will create a buffer zone along the Rio Sol protecting the delicate banks from erosion and it’s aquatic life from the contamination that pours in freely due to the lack of protective trees.  Together with the protection that the Rio Sol Biological Corridor offers from the other side (35,000 trees planted in 2011), the river will once again flourish, as will the biodiversity and the Maleku people who depend upon the native forest to live their traditional life.

We planted the Rio Sol Corridor last year, and we can plant this one this year! Come on everybody…

Let’s Get Planting!

Progress of trees planted one year ago - June 2012
Progress of trees planted one year ago - June 2012
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird living along the Rio Sol
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird living along the Rio Sol



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