We are seeking to create our own 600 acres reserve and we need your help.
This project is a campaign to expand and empower self-reliance in conservation and ecosystem preservation. We aim to create rainforest reserves that will offer new and sustainable economic alternatives for locals. Our reserves will focus on critical biological corridors, preventing deforestation, poaching, and overexploitation.
There is more life in jungles than any other terrestrial habitat on earth. This vital ecosystem creates six percent of the world's oxygen. Yet, humanity does not make it a priority to protect these rainforests. Jungles are being destroyed to create farms for palm oil, pineapple, and banana trees; illegal gold mining operations and poaching in many regions that were once silent forests abound; many rivers have been dammed to create hydroelectric energy. Unfortunately, these large industrial projects are drying riverbeds that once fed ecosystems and contribute to the further destruction of these rainforests. It might interest you to know that four to six percent of the earth's biodiversity is found just in Costa Rica.
1 in 20 of this planet's species are found there living on only 0.03% of its landmass. Costa Rica is world-renowned as a critical biodiversity hotspot, and with 25% of its landmass under protection, it is Latin America's leader in conservation. But the country's regulations regarding deforestation are inadequate and poorly enforced, so poaching and illegal logging are still widespread.
If strict measures are not put in place to check these destructive human activities on the ecosystems and to maintain the integrity of the old-growth forests, there will be no forests left to absorb greenhouse gases in the foreseeable future. And when this happens, these areas will emit carbon dioxide, stop producing life-giving oxygen, and accelerate climate change.