Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Jul 26, 2011


Blue Gallinule, a water bird in San Luis forest
Blue Gallinule, a water bird in San Luis forest

Some of you may remember this project being up on the Global Giving website last year. It was funded this past February and we were able to pay the Monge family one year of “payments for environmental services” for the CO2 their primary forest is absorbing and storing.

The income has been a great help to the family. After losing their eldest son Josue this past year they were able to do some home improvements that were much needed.

The “Save San Luis, Save This Family” project actually earned surplus donations which I have transferred over to the project for this year. Truth is for only $705.00 (USD) we can once again fund this wonderful project and be able to pay Mariano and Alba again in February 2012.

Thank you all for your previous support for this project. Because of your donations Mariano is now very inspired by his forest and plans to begin leading nature walks for students, tourists and residents.

A $30 donation will offset approx. 7 tons/CO2/year of your GHG emissions, by preserving 5000 sq. meters (1/2 hectare) of this primary rainforest for one year. Calculate via a carbon calculator about how many tons of CO2 emissions you and your family are responsible for, donate and live all year long knowing that you have equalled it out by supporting this vital forest property.

Beautiful tropical flower
Beautiful tropical flower



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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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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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