Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
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Summary

Preserving this 93 ha. primary, tropical rain forest, that the wildlife depend upon in this vital corridor provides income for Omar’s granddaughter to finish school. Without it she can’t finish.
$1,409
total raised
23
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

What are your CO2 emissions each year? Do you know? Omar Quesada has conserved this 93 ha. rain forest for decades. He, and his daughter Miriam, must come up with the resources to provide an education for Miriam’s daughter. She has only a couple of years of school left to graduate with a degree. Although Miriam works they live in constant financial distress. This forest is removing approximately 1115 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earth’s atmosphere. Offset your CO2 and help this family.

Solution

Payments for environmental services to the Quesada’s for 1 year saves 93 ha. forest from being sold/developed, preserves habitat necessary for the wildlife, gives resources badly needed by this family and removes much CO2 from our atmosphere.

Long-Term Impact

Preserving this forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs approx. 1115 metric tons of CO2 annually, creates community awareness of forest importance and gives the family necessary resources for their children to finish their education

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​lrff.org
La Reserva Forest Foundation website
Dan's Forest Photos - LRFF website
Blog - The Finale 2010
Blog - Warm and Fuzzy Revisited

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

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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