Shannon Farley

Protecting Our Lifelines: Call to Action on International Biodiversity Day 2024

On International Biodiversity Day, celebrated annually on May 22, the Rivers and Forests Alliance and the Global River Protection Coalition (GRPC) join the United Nations in calling for action to reverse biodiversity loss worldwide. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, also known as the Biodiversity Plan for Life on Earth, as adopted on May 22, 1992, […]

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RAFA World Water Day & World Forests Day Festival

Education and Culture Shine in the First World Water Day & World Forest Day Festival

We are delighted to have celebrated our first World Water Day and World Forest Day Festival (Feria del Dia Mundial de Agua y Bosques) on March 23rd in Tres Equis de Turrialba. RAFA organized the event with the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor Paso del Jaguar and the Citizen Water Observatory (OCA) Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres. We shared

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Celebrating World Water Day 2024 United in Support of ‘Water for Peace’

Take action to protect, restore, and manage riverine ecosystems on this year’s World Water Day and every day to engender peace and prosperity for all. We support our partners with the Global River Protection Coalition in this joint statement. GRPC Statement on World Water Day March 22nd, 2024 United in Support of ‘Water for Peace’

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United in Support of Water for All on International Day of Action for Rivers

GRPC Statement on International Day of Action for Rivers March 14th, 2024 We celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers as enthusiastic, committed social and environmental scientists, educators, researchers, conservation advocates, and policy experts. We urge colleagues at jurisdiction-based agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and outdoor industry trade organizations to support this year’s campaign, ‘Water for

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RAFA helps plant trees in the Nairi Awari indigenous territory

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is committed to reforesting the Pacuare River Basin and its surrounding areas to improve habitat connectivity in the biological corridor. Recently, RAFA partnered with the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor – Paso del Jaguar to help our friends in the Nairi Awari indigenous territory plant 1,100 trees in their community. Nairi

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RAFA restores forest connectivity in the Biological Subcorridor Paso del Jaguar with 7,965 trees!

Working with the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor Paso del Jaguar, the Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) has planted 7,965 trees since October 2021 to restore forest connectivity and wildlife habitats in the Pacuare River Basin. The Pacuare River Basin is part of the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor Paso del Jaguar, a habitat for jaguars, wild peccaries, three

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RAFA and Verto Education reforest the Pacuare with another 1,500 trees

Thank you to all the incredible students and staff of the Verto Education Costa Rica program who helped us plant 1,500 trees on December 6 to reforest the Pacuare River Basin. We are very grateful to the Costa Rican electrical company ICE for donating the native species trees. The project is the second reforestation by

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RAFA wins spot in 2023 3M Local Impact Costa Rica program

We are thrilled to announce that RAFA has been chosen to participate in the 2023 3M Local Impact Costa Rica program. This program, led by the American multinational corporation 3M Company, aims to bring together local 3M employees with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies to develop solutions for social and environmental

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RAFA reforestation Pacuare River

1,615 More trees planted in the Pacuare River Basin!

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA), together with the Macaw Recovery Network (MRN) and the Citizen Water Observatory (OCA) Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres held a grand reforestation event on October 28 to restore the connectivity in the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Subcorridor and the Pacuare River Basin. With 92 volunteers ranging from 2 to 71 years old, we

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