Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

$6,026 $2,809
Raised Remaining
Mar 2, 2011

River Forest and Indigenous People

The deforested banks of the Rio Sol
The deforested banks of the Rio Sol

We are particularly excited about this project as it will bring back native forest to the native peoples of Costa Rica. Already nurseries have been started with a total of 15,000 trees which will be planted onto 15 hectares in June and July. We continue to negotiate with other land holders along the Rio Sol with a goal of planting 35,000 trees on 35 hectares of land.

You know if you’ve read other project reports and seen the accompanying photos how very quickly reforestation occurs in this part of the world. Within two years many of the trees are large enough for one to walk under their branches. In eight years all signs of the area once being pasture land are gone replaced by a young, thriving native forest providing food and shelter for both wildlife and the Maleku people. Your participation in this project will help us move more quickly in bringing about the restoration of both a forest and an indigenous peoples’ way of life.

The first nursery created for the Rio Sol project
The first nursery created for the Rio Sol project



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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

Map of Rio Sol Bio Corridor, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica