38 Hectares of Valuable Resources for the Maleku

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Dec 1, 2011

It's Being Planted As We Speak

Flor de Un Dia rainforest orchid
Flor de Un Dia rainforest orchid

Starting the first week of December 14 hectares of this land will be planted! This area was previously pastureland and will be planted with trees bought from the nurseries of the Maleku families who volunteered to grow baby trees for these projects.

With a team of volunteers and workers, we will start the regeneration process for this land that is ancestral land of the Maleku people, taken from them in the 19th century when 90% of the tribe was massacred for their rubber trees. The tribe went from over 6000 to less than 600, robbed of their ancestral lands.

The reforestation of this land will help increase the level of the aquifer that supplies the Maleku communities with water. Indeed, an ancient, functioning water source that supplies potable water can be found on the property. Preservation of the remaining forested land will provide materials for housing, food and medicine for the Maleku people. After this project is complete, the Maleku will have permanent free use of this land.

We still require funding to complete this project for purchase and maintenance.

The Costa Rican govt. gives legal residency to people investing a minimum $60,000 in the country, i.e. land, business, etc. A donor or 6 donors could buy this property and all receive permanent residence.

Help us give back to the Maleku people what is rightfully theirs.

Guaco or Laughing Falcon in English
Guaco or Laughing Falcon in English



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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​www.lrff.org
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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