Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

$1,000 $0
Raised Remaining
Feb 8, 2012

Not Far To Go On This Project

Butterfly from Mariano
Butterfly from Mariano's forest in San Luis

This project is very close to funding. On the project page you will read $845 remaining to fund it but because we had funding left over last year from donations received over and above, actually there is only $281 needed to fund this project. We took the excess donations from last year and added them forward to help fund this years payments for environmental services to Mariano, Alba and their children.

We inspected the forest two months ago and it is thriving. Here is something very exciting. The White-faced Capuchins monkeys are returning and Mariano’s forest is first place they’ve been seen, recently. We thought they were gone from this area. Farmers in the past used to put poison out because they said the capuchin’s destroyed their corn and bean crops. They’ve been gone from La Reserva (only 1 km. from Mariano’s forest) since the early 90’s.

Your donations to this project last year and recently on this second go round have made a huge difference. The now undisturbed forest is attracting wildlife that had retreated, waiting for a chance to return. It won’t take many donations to fund this project again this year, only $281 and the benefits reaped are a thousandfold.

Flor de un Dia, a resident orchid, San Luis forest
Flor de un Dia, a resident orchid, San Luis forest
Two-toed Sloth, another resident
Two-toed Sloth, another resident



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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 Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica