Reforesting the Deforestation in Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Oct 25, 2012

Progress in the Area

Cacao trees planted one year ago
Cacao trees planted one year ago

Thanks to your generosity we have collected some donations for this project. It is wonderful to know that you support this most important project. We feel very strongly about this opportunity, to reforest an area that was completely deforested in the 1960’s to create cattle pastures. Imagine, that area is at present a pasture but when it’s planted with more than 110 species of native trees it will connect two other adjacent forests and there will be no more cattle on that piece of land. Only biodiversity into perpetuity for the native residents, birds, insects, butterflies, mammals, amphibians……….

The progress that we can report is in the nearby Rio Sol Biological Corridor project at the Maleku Reserve. LRFF and the Maleku tribe planted more than 35,000 trees in 2011 in a continuous corridor that has seen the return of many species that have been waiting on the fringes. The trees have grown at least two times faster in the Guatuso area than any other area we’ve reforested in the past. In fact the maintenance of the corridor is almost at an end only 1 ½ years after planting. 

This is what will happen when we have all of the funding in place for the Reforesting the Deforestation project. A minimum of 25,000 native trees will be planted of 110+ species. And this is only on one landowner’s property rather than several like the Rio Sol Corridor. We look forward to reporting soon on the up and coming implementation of this excellent project.  

Trees progress since planting June 2011
Trees progress since planting June 2011
Contrast of Rio Sol corridor forest adjacent farm
Contrast of Rio Sol corridor forest adjacent farm



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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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