Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica

$1,409 $6,029
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or 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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,409

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,409 .  The original project funding goal was $7,438.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Project Leader

Matthew Lee

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where is this project located?

Map of Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica