38 Hectares of Valuable Resources for the Maleku

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Jul 30, 2012

Oh, Those Cows!

Planting crew for this property, December 2012
Planting crew for this property, December 2012

Since our last report, the problem with the neighbor cows persisted. The cows were so accustomed to using the land that Jimmy would find them waiting at the fence to be let in! We eventually had to take action and called in the police to gently remind the neighbor he couldn’t use the land anymore. Luckily they didn’t do any damage and the trees are thriving but taking action was a long and complicated process that’s made us even more determined to buy this land for the Maleku. 

The newly planted 14 hectares will grow to join the existing 24 hectares creating a large rich forest that will provide the resources the Maleku traditional life depends upon. Buying this 38 hectare property would be the first step in recuperating the Maleku ancestral land and it would be a proud achievement for us all.  We have to raise $300,000 in order to buy this land, but giving back what is rightfully theirs to the Maleku and protecting another part of our planet will be worth every penny. 

Planting remaining 14 ha of pastureland
Planting remaining 14 ha of pastureland
Alan Hernandez and Irma Acosta, planters
Alan Hernandez and Irma Acosta, planters
Tree development since planting, December 2011
Tree development since planting, December 2011



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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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