Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest

by ASIREA Asociacion para el desarrollo sostenible de la Region Atlantica
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Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest
Help 30 persons and save 2025 hectares of forest

Project Report | Sep 21, 2018
ASIREA Continues to Support Farmers with Forests

By Jane Segleau | Project Coordinator

French volunteers learning about Nazarios forest
French volunteers learning about Nazarios forest

 

Costa Rica is a country that in the last 30 years has DOUBLED the area covered by forests (Semanario Universidad, 2015). Now we have 52% coverage; a huge feat for a poor country! The down side is that these forests are being protected by farmers who need some kind of income in exchange for protecting valuable water resources and carbon fixing services for the world.

Nazario is one of these small farmers. He was tickled to death with the visit of three french students who have been helping ASIREA document this reality. He took us around his forest which protects the beautiful Santa Clara River. This is a forest where you can see toucans easily, sometimes a sloth, rarely an anteater. The sound of the rushing river though, is so loud, we had to do the video twice!

Yet he tells us that he has his son in school and he hopes that some resources will return in exchange for the rest of the word valueing his job as a forest protector. It is important to realize that all around the world concientious people are quietly taking care of  spectacular resources such as tropical forest. 

This is Nazario´s case and several other farms that we have included in this project. Some are forests that are being protected by the third generation of the family. All need you help to continue to care for precious tropical trees, ferns, bromeliads and orchids thathelp combat climate change and biodiversity loss.   

And: if you area donor to this project and are ever in Costa Rica...you have friends who will be happy to know you and recieve you in their homes. 

We have a long way to go to fund this campaign, but it is hope. 

Many regards: Jane Segleau, the ASIREA team and local farmers who protect forest. 

Asdrubal and his familysfarm
Asdrubal and his familysfarm
Grandmother of the forest: Maria Luisa
Grandmother of the forest: Maria Luisa
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ASIREA Asociacion para el desarrollo sostenible de la Region Atlantica

Location: Guapiles - Costa Rica
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ASIREA Asociacion para el desarrollo sostenible de la Region Atlantica
Viviana Miranda
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Viviana Miranda
Guapiles , Costa Rica

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