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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 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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Master’s Thesis on RAFA tree planting published in Sweden

We recently received fantastic news from Dylan Stiegemeier, the Verto Education environmental history professor who initiated and led our reforestation project in November 2022 to plant 1,000 trees. His master’s thesis on “Assessing transformative learning impacts on first-year university students using large-scale conservation projects on students’ environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviors” has been published in

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Guardians of the Pacuare tree planting

RAFA’s Guardians of the Pacuare plant trees in the Pacuare River Basin

To celebrate the founding meeting of the Guardians of the Pacuare, a “dream team” of volunteers planted 360 trees on May 27, 2023, to restore the rainforest and biological corridor in the Pacuare River Basin. When I say “dream team,” I mean it! In only one hour – yes, you read that right, ONE HOUR

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New Citizen Water Observatory – Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres!

We are delighted to announce that the Citizen Water Observatory Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres has been officially accepted into the National Network of Citizen Water Observatories of the National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds of Costa Rica. Our OCA (using the acronym in Spanish) is the 94th in Costa Rica! It was formed under RAFA’s Guardians

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