Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family

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Preserving this 14 ha. primary tropical forest will save the Monge's who own it and maintain the forest habitat resident wildlife depend on in this vital forest corridor on the shores of Lake Arenal.

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What are your annual CO2 emission? Do you know? Mariano Monge has conserved this 14 has. rainforest for decades. He had 3 sons with his wife Alba. Josue, the eldest died two years ago, the middle son was born with Downas syndrome and a serious heart defect and Alba passed away from terminal cancer in Jan. 2013. Theyave lived in the village of San Luis all of their lives The San Luis forest is removing 210 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earthas atmosphere. Offset your CO2 and help this family


Payments for environmental services to the Mongeas for the habitat and CO2 sequestration saves 14 ha. of rainforest from being sold and developed, the habitat necessary for the resident wildlife and the resources needed by this family

Long-Term Impact

Preserving the Mongeas forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs over 210 metric tons of CO2 annually and gives this family the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
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Twitter: @LaReservaCR
La Reserva Forest Foundation
Matthew Lee
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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