It's For The Monkeys and 60 School Children

by La Reserva Forest Foundation Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


The project increases the recently planted 'For The Monkeys' biological corridor by 1.5 hectares (1600 trees) making a grand total of 8600 trees or 8.5 hectares of restored forest. The local students will also be participating in the project by collecting the baby trees, caring for them in the nursery, helping with the planting and watching them grow right across the street from their school.

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The Costa Rican gov't is responsible for much environmental destruction and degradation on the northern border for political purposes. Fabio Trepovicht's property is at the center of the village on the banks of the Guacalito River. The river was dredged in the recent past causing other smaller tributaries, and even a lake, to dry up. The result...aquatic life is stranded and exposed east prey for hunters. The trees were also cut down on the riverwe will plant a 200 meter corridor of trees.


It addresses the loss and degradation of forests by restoring 1 hectares of land with native trees. The project also provides a hands-on opportunity for students from the local school to learn how to implement a native reforestation project from start to finish by collecting the seedlings, establishing the nursery, planting and maintenance of the new forest. It's a win/win, the project restores tropical forest and strengthens the relationship that local youth have with it.

Long-Term Impact

The tropical forest/habitat this project creates will sequester and store CO2, provide a habitat and shelter for flora and fauna, and help maintain soil and water quality. The educational component of this project is so important because it will inform and influence a generation of environmental stewards whose decisions and actions will determine the health of Costa Rica's natural resources in the future. They are the future "Guardians of the Forest".

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).


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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
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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