Give Back with Strack
This project is now funded. :)) Thank you for your generous contributions to "For The Monkeys". Below is the story about how this project and two others LRFF had on GlobalGiving were instantly funded. Read on.....
Announcing the partnership of Strack Transportation and La Reserva Forest Foundation.
Restoring tropical forests for ALL life!
Zoe spent two months at La Reserva in Costa Rica rehabilitating after being electrocuted on power lines. Matt and Mia visited during that time and we all agreed, Zoe is the “Ride with Strack and Give Back” initiative’s most awesome mascot. She is now free in the forest at La Reserva. The entire reforestation project is being financed by a small surcharge Matt has added to each of his clients ride. They're happy about it.
At Elias Cruz’s "For The Monkeys" project three different species of monkeys are trying to survive in a narrow tree corridor along the Guacalillo River.
You see them in the below photos…baby Mantled-howler Monkey, Spider Monkey and the White-faced or Capuchin monkey.
Fear not, the “Ride with Strack Initiative” will increase their habitat by 6 hectares (18 acres).
Another project, "Rio Sol, Across the River" is included in the Ride With Strack and Give Back intiative.
Meet Ever Mejias, 100% Maleku and participating in the project with 3 hectares of old pastureland on the west side of the Rio Sol. LRFF planted 35,000 in a continuous biological corridor on the east side of the river in 2012. This is the first on the other side.
And one more, "Educational Reforestation in La Fortuna" is being planted this coming September as part of the initiative. This is the Gonzalez family and they have been operating a small eco/educational tourism business on their property.
The ½ hectare (500 trees) that Strack and LRFF restore on their property will be used to teach and inspire the many busloads of visitors they receive as guests each month.
That old pasture with banana trees will be a thriving young forest in less than 5 years.
And last but not least the Gonzalez family in La Fortuna. They have been operating a small eco/educational tourism business on their property.
Mia feeding Zoe
Elias Cruz Quintanilla
Baby Mantled-howler Monkey
Spider Monkey in meditation?
White-faced or Capuchin Monkey
Ever Mejia, Rio Sol, Across the River project
Ever's planting area
Gonzalez planting area