38 Hectares of Valuable Resources for the Maleku

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Oct 22, 2012

Marvin Castro's Dilemma

Marvin's 14 hectares of young trees, 9-2012

Marvin Castro, owner of this most beautiful 38 hectares of primary and recently restored forest, called me the other day wondering how the project is going. I told him that we have received a couple hundred dollars in donations toward the total cost of buying his land. Marvin’s land is part of the recuperation of Maleku territory project LRFF and the Maleku Tribal Council put in place two years ago.

Marvin has had a very tough time this past year. He found it necessary to sell his business in the nearby tourist mecca of La Fortuna. He has a small farm where he lives with his wife and son. This is the reason he needs badly to sell the property in Viento Fresco, high up on the mountain of the Maleku Reserve in Guatuso. He doesn’t live there and it’s difficult for him to travel there frequently to keep an eye on it. He really wants to give a “grain of sand” to the Maleku people so it might be theirs for a lot less.

Let’s make him an offer!! Fourteen hectares of the 38 are part of the Rio Sol Biological Corridor project. The maintenance crew just finished cleaning the young trees and they are growing at an incredible rate. The maintenance will be finished before the normal two years. 

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Waving at you from the Lungs of the World
Waving at you from the Lungs of the World
Orchid from the La Fortuna area
Orchid from the La Fortuna area



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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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