Revisiting Kiki's Corridor

by La Reserva Forest Foundation


This project is revisiting and repairing damage and doing maintenance to our first completed biological corridor. Kiki, a rancher and local land owner, is committed to keeping the corridor on his property that connects La Reserva to another large forest patch 1 km away. While sections of the corridor have thrived over the last seven years, some sections have seen exotic grasses taken over and damage to the fencing. In these places the tree seedlings have died and need to be replaced.
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The contract for protecting the easement only lasted for a five year period. The contract expired in 2012 and there is currently no legal protection for the corridor, nor any maintenance or improvements happening to increase its ecological viability.


This project will continue to promote land and forest conservation in a region of Costa Rica that has experienced significant deforestation and land conversion to ranching and agriculture. This corridor provides animals that live in La Reserva an opportunity to connect to another large forest patch located along the continental divide. These animals to need to migrate between forest patches to access food and habitat needed for their survival.

Long-Term Impact

This project will legally protect the corridor for another five years and continue to mature into forest that will shelter and give access to animals to migrate between forest patches. This will also help La Reserva encourage local landowners to protect their land in exchange for financial gain.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).



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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