Rancho Bienvenido, Maleku Reserve, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Mar 2, 2011

Sheltering Our Work

Roadside Hawk seen at the maleku Reserve
Roadside Hawk seen at the maleku Reserve

The Maleku Tribal Council was formed as a legal entity to oversee the reforestation of Maleku native lands along the Rio Sol. You can read about the devastation visited upon these indigenous people in other places, but more importantly at this time is the fact that they are working together with LRFF to restore both their forests and their way of life.

Currently the only place the Tribal Council has for meetings necessary in this reforestation effort, is a small, old, one-room building (called a rancho) that is falling apart. Large sheets of plastic have been used in only partially successful attempts to keep the rain out. It rains a lot in this part of Costa Rica! Imagine, if you will, trying to hold meetings that may determine the success of your future in a building held together by plastic! The Maleku Tribal Council hopes that through this project on Global Giving, LRFF will be able to provide the funding necessary which will allow them to build a new rancho that will keep out the rain. Your support can make that happen.



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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

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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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