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Forest planted in honor of Rafael Gallo

Reforestation project adds close to 1,000 trees to expand Pacuare River conservation A forest of nearly 1,000 trees has been planted in Rafael “Rafa” Gallo’s name to commemorate his conservation work for over 35 years to restore the rainforest in Costa Rica’s Pacuare River Valley. Seventy-five volunteers gathered on October 9, 2021, at the Gallo-Jimenez …

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Rafael Gallo’s First Legacy Campaign Exceeds Goal

Whitewater partnership effort will support river sustainability projects and worldwide digital archive   The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is thrilled with the success of the fundraising campaign conducted with the World River Centre, International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHoF) and the International Rafting Federation (IRF) to further the conservation work of Rafael “Rafa” Gallo, RAFA …

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2021 Winner of the Rafael Gallo Palomo Award “Safeguarding the Future of Our Rivers”

The 2021 winner of the Rafael Gallo Palomo Award “Safeguarding the Future of Our Rivers,” given by the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds, is the Los Santos Rural Electrification Cooperative (Coopesantos) for their program to protect water resources. Honorable Mentions for the award include the National Strategy for the Recovery of Urban …

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International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honor RAFA

The World River Centre and International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF), the International Rafting Federation and Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) have announced a campaign to further the work and passion of Rafael “Rafa” Gallo, IRF Honorary President, conservationist and adventure tourism innovator, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Our effort to …

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Intercontinental Community Water Quality Monitoring Network Is Created

The Rivers and Forests Alliance joined 28 organizations and institutions from 10 countries on the American Continent and Spain at the end of July 2021 to create the Intercontinental Network for Community Water Quality Monitoring. The Network’s founding members initially include representatives in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, …

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RAFA partners with the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds

by Shannon Farley The Rivers and Forests Alliance has partnered with the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds (ANRCCR in Spanish) to work on important conservation initiatives for the Pacuare River, its tributaries, forest habitat, and biodiversity. The ANRCCR is a citizen group that serves as a meeting space to concentrate efforts to …

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