Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

$1,339 $0
Raised Remaining
Nov 24, 2010

Make This a Green Christmas

La Reserva seedling nursery
La Reserva seedling nursery

There isn't much to report on this project, although we have received two fairly large donations in the past month. The Monge family is trying to put their lives together since losing their beloved son, Josue in September. The forest is continuing to sequester CO2 from our Earth's atmosphere yet the family who is conserving it receives no income from these 12 hectares of tropical rainforest. In fact it is responsible for removing approximately 180 metric tons of CO2 annually. How many metric tons are you and your family or business responsible for emitting? Here's a great way to offset you GHG emissions.

Only $600 is needed to finish the funding for this project that will ensure that the 12 hectares (about 26 acres) of lakeside forest and the abundant life within it will be preserved. It’s of vital importance to save this tract of forest from the development that has been prevalent in this area. The myriad of animals who thrive there depend upon it.

If you read the first report on this project you know that the Monge family who own the land have been hard hit by personal loss. Without the funding for this project they may well be driven to other methods of securing income from their land such as selling off portions for development or cutting down mature trees for their enormous commercial value. Your gift could determine the outcome. Be part of the solution that will preserve this existing forest, donate today!

Tiger butterfly
Tiger butterfly
Mariano and Alba Monge with their children
Mariano and Alba Monge with their children



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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 Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica