Save San Luis Forest, Save This Family, Costa Rica

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Preserving this 12 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 CO2 emissions each year? Do you know? The Monge’s have conserved this 12 ha. rainforest for decades. Mariano Monge, owner of the forest, has 3 sons with his wife Alba. Josue, the eldest has a degenerative disease and needs life support at this stage, the middle son was born with Down’s syndrome and a serious heart defect. They live in constant financial distress. This forest is removing 180 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earth’s atmosphere. Offset your CO2 helping this family


Payments for environmental services to the Monge’s for the habitat and CO2 sequestration saves 12 ha. of rainforest from being sold and developed, the habitat necessary for the resident wildlife and the resources so badly needed by this family.

Long-Term Impact

Preserving the Monge’s forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife in perpetuity, absorbs over 180 metric tons of CO2 annually and gives this family the opportunity to build a special room for Josue affording him the best care possible

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
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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