Reforestation Site-KSTR Volunteers planting a tree
Kids Saving the Rainforest is very proud to be an organization actively involved in fighting to reduce climate change. We do this with our Reforestation project! Our Reforestation Project is one of our main projects, as it is one of our biggest efforts in conservation to help mitigate climate change and protect the ecosystem for the animals.
Kids Saving the Rainforest has a land of almost 300 acres destined to reforestation, in Parrita, Puntarenas in Costa Rica, and our mission is to use this land to produce clean oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and to be used as recovered habitat. Our goal is also to continue planting trees in this area to turn it into a rainforest again, and using the area as biological sanctuary to release rescued wildlife. This rainforest will help the local wildlife such as white-faced monkeys as well as three-toed sloths.
We plant a mix of native trees and fruit trees. We have planted nearly 18,000 trees since we started!
Planting trees is very important as they:
- Combat climate change
- Clean the air
- Create economic opportunities
- Conserve energy, save water, and provide food
- Also, forests provide habitat for 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and livelihoods for 1.6 billion people
You can be part of helping KSTR combat climate change and fill this area with trees and turn it in to a rainforest! By donating you can provide funds for our project to continue!
We have great news too! Kids Saving the Rainforest is part of the 2021 Climate Action Campaign for GlobalGiving partners. This means that from April 19-23, all eligible donations up to $100 will be matched at 100% with a matching cap of $2,000 per organization! This campaign is designed to help organizations like ours cultivate financial support for local climate solutions.
Please be a part of raising funds for our Reforestation project and take action in combating Climate Change!
Our organization also works to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast by implementing projects to protect the wildlife in the community by mitigating the major threats of wildlife in the region through not only by reforestation but also with our wildlife bridge program, educating the community and visitors on conservation, and by rehabilitating and releasing rescued wildlife.
In order to survive the year 2020, we had no choice but to shut down operations of our Wildlife Rescue Center, which treats injured or displaced wild animals and rehabilitates them for release back to their habitat. We have had to focus all of our resources on our Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses the special, unreleasable animals. However, we have more exciting news!! Thanks to all of your support and help we will be reopening our Rescue Center in May! Stay tuned for more updates on our reopening!
Your constant support will help us continue saving wildlife and fighting climate change! We are so grateful for your support! It is so gratifying to be making a change in the world together!
P.S. You can also help our projects out by ADOPTING A TREE FOR EARTH DAY! Help us reach our goal of 5000 trees sponsored by Earth day! Check it out at: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTExNDQx
Kids at KSTRs Reforestation Project
KSTR Vet technician checking a two toed sloth