La Reserva Forest Foundation

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a Costa Rican non-profit, tax exempt foundation working to restore and preserve native tropical forests, dedicated to creating "tree bridges" linking isolated forest islands using volunteers and the local school communities, and fighting global warming through various carbon neutral projects.
Oct 12, 2010

Finca Salvaje

Capuchin Monkey waiting for the corridor
Capuchin Monkey waiting for the corridor

Cattle grazing or tree planting, which will it be? At Finca Salvaje the answer to that question depends upon you! If you’ve read the other reports you know that the owner of this property, Cindy Brand wants to put in a green corridor that would run between two rivers, the Rio Caliente and Rio Calientillo, but she lacks the resources to complete the project. She has begun planting trees on her own but needs our help to construct fences that will keep cattle out, to hire local laborers that can conduct the necessary maintenance around the newly planted trees, and to procure enough young trees to plant the whole corridor as she has envisioned it. 

This corridor will provide cover and food for a whole host of wild life. It will help preserve the fantastic diversity of life that thrives in the tropics, but is gradually being eroded away by deforestation and development. It will become another project in which tons of CO2 are sequestered rather than being added to an already overloaded atmosphere.

On October 12th Global Giving is once again offering their Matching Donations incentive. There is $100,000 in matching funds, but the percentage matched is based on a graduated scale.  The more a donor gives, the higher the matching percentage and we're matching up to $2,500 per donor! This is a great opportunity to stretch your donation dollars even farther and to help bring about the creation of this much needed biological corridor. Please give now and help this dream become a reality.

Cindy and Roberta looking at the corridor area
Cindy and Roberta looking at the corridor area
Beauty of the tropical forest
Beauty of the tropical forest

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Oct 12, 2010

Chocuaco’s Forest Corridor

Eduardo Gomez, tree planter
Eduardo Gomez, tree planter

We would love to fund and complete this project this year in honor of Jose Luis Villalobos (Chocuaco) whose dream it was to connect the two forest islands on his property. His widow, Ana Cecilia, has continued to hold to this dream and we at La Reserva, with your help, can make it become a reality.

This corridor will not only help bird and animal species survive, it will also serve as an example of the positive benefits of reforestation for other families in this community. In addition, this corridor will be a living testimony to the vision one man had of increasing life-preserving forests and to the perseverance of his family in fulfilling his dream. Such an example will not go unnoticed in this small Costa Rican community.

On October 12th Global Giving is once again offering their bonus incentive. There is $100,000 in matching funds, but the percentage matched is based on a graduated scale.  The more a you give, the higher the matching percentage and they're matching up to $2,500 per donor! This is a great opportunity to stretch your donation dollars even farther and to help bring about the creation of this biological corridor. Please give now and help this dream become a reality.

Peluchi the Two-toed Sloth hanging out
Peluchi the Two-toed Sloth hanging out

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Oct 12, 2010

Thank You For The Help

Happy Computer Geeks
Happy Computer Geeks

To date this project has received $833 in donations. Our webmaster, David Forester, has a three year old 20” iMac desktop he needs to sell. Since my old laptop is on it’s last leg we offered to buy the new/used desktop for $800. David accepted the offer and brought the beautiful computer over last week, September 28th.
The new computer has a webcam so that in the future my colleagues will be able to actually see me rather than the old photo of me holding Chichas, the Two-toed Sloth we rehabilitated and released last year here at La Reserva.
This project is progressing thanks to all of you. Check out the photo of me sitting back in my office chair, a real slouch, at the new computer. Also a photo of David Forester, Daniel and me the day he brought the computer. We took it with a new software in this computer called Photo Booth. It really is like the old time booths we used to go into with our friends and do stupid stuff.
On October 12th Global Giving is once again offering their bonus incentive. There is $100,000 in matching funds, but the percentage matched is based on a graduated scale.  The more a you give, the higher the matching percentage and they're matching up to $2,500 per donor! This is a great opportunity to stretch your donation dollars even farther and help us finish our office upgrade. We still need a laptop and office furniture. Please give now and help this dream become a reality.

The Slouch at Work, me and the iMac
The Slouch at Work, me and the iMac

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