Preserving Rainforest and Education in Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Dec 1, 2011

1115 Metric Tons CO2/Year

Two-toed Sloth in vital rainforest tree
Two-toed Sloth in vital rainforest tree

Omar Quesada has conserved this 93-hectare 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 and her daughter's degree is in jeopardy.

Recently we have spoken with them about the environmental service payments and they have agreed that if we can get together half the amount we promised to pay them ($30/ha/year) they would accept that until we can raise the other half. This will pay the family for conservation of this forest so that Omar's granddaughter will be able to finish school.

Payments for environmental services to the Quesada’s for 1 year saves the 93-hectare 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.

This forest is removing approximately 1115 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earth’s atmosphere. Why not help offset your CO2 whilst helping this family?

One variety of orchid in this rainforest zone
One variety of orchid in this rainforest zone
Another variety blooming now in the rainforest
Another variety blooming now in the rainforest

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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

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

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