Chocüaco's Forest Corridor, Tronadora, Costa Rica

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Chocüaco’s corridor connects two forests via a 2 ha. tree corridor, increasing mobility & habitat for wildlife. It raises local awareness & provides income to locals for labor, goods and services.

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Development in the Lake Arenal area is one of the biggest threats to the connectivity of the existing forests. The two properties adjacent to the Chocüaco Corridor, previously farms owned and operated by local Tico families, have been purchased and developed by foreign speculators. When this happens there is no hope of creating biological corridors within the urbanization because each retiree living in the gated community has their own idea of what beauty is and that seldom includes wildness


This 2 ha. biological corridor will connect 2 existing forests, create a natural, green buffer on the border with the housing developments & resolve the dilemma of animals trapped in both forests by increasing the food supply & aiding the gene pool

Long-Term Impact

Increase habitat by joining 2 forests, add water to the Rio Tronadora & Lake Arenal, create a native border to protect from urbanization, raise local awareness, absorb 30+ metric tons of carbon yearly, & add 2 has. native tropical forest to the Earth

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
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Twitter: @LaReservaCR
La Reserva Forest Foundation
Matthew Lee
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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