Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Apr 29, 2012

A New Opportunity

Fruit salad through a straw - San Luis area
Fruit salad through a straw - San Luis area

We only need another $139 to fund this project and pay the Monge’s their payments for environmental services this year.

A great new opportunity has presented itself. We’ve had a 7000+ hectare existing forest project developed for the carbon market since 2008. Mariano Monge is a participant in this project but we’ve been unable to bring it to market and provide PES’s to the landowners. This is why the Save San Luis forest project was offered to private donors to help the Monge family along.

Recently we’ve received much interest from a new carbon company in London concerning the project. A verifier will arrive in Costa Rica the end of May to evaluate the project. From there we will have a concrete idea of the average CO2 sequestration across all of the project and a firm price to offer the landowners. Wish us all luck because it is a long drawn out process and will take some time but will provide an income for 30 to 40 years for these landowners who have conserved their forests for generations.

In the meantime we only need $139 to help the Monge’s this year. We did it last year, we can do it again this year.  

Lake Arenal from the San Luis side at sunset
Lake Arenal from the San Luis side at sunset



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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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