Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation
Jul 30, 2012

Helping the Monge Family to Help Us All

Green Hopper at the San Luis forest area
Green Hopper at the San Luis forest area

In February of 2011 La Reserva was able to pay the Monge family one years worth of environmental services as a result of your most valued support for this project. We need only $500 more to pay them for their continued service tin 2012.

Despite the constant struggle with developers, financial and personal hardships the family continues to protect this 14 ha forest that would otherwise be destroyed. By protecting these native trees they are protecting the areas biodiversity and providing a safe environment for the multitude of animals and plants that live there. Recently they have seen the return of the White Faced Monkey who had previously disappeared entirely from the region.

Their efforts not only protect lives in and around the forest but the lives of all of us, as their 14 hectares absorb over 210 tonnes of dangerous CO2 every year. This and other conservation projects are vital in the fight to restore the earth’s natural balance and in counteracting the harmful effects of the world’s ever growing carbon emissions.

Do you know how much carbon you and your family emit every year? Have you ever thought about how you could cancel those emissions out? On the LRFF website you can now work out your average emissions using the guide and link provided below. Why not use our carbon calculator to find out how much carbon your lifestyle produces and consider offsetting it with LRFF. It’s probably more than you think!

Loading trees to plant at another LRFF project
Loading trees to plant at another LRFF project
Small iguana laying her eggs at La Reserva
Small iguana laying her eggs at La Reserva



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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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