Reforestation

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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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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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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Historic ATTA Carbon-neutral Forest is Flourishing

Six years after the historic event of planting 5,000 trees in one day, making the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit carbon neutral, the forest in Costa Rica is thriving. New growth is already happening under the 20-foot-tall canopy, and the mature forest is providing a habitat for wildlife like birds, wild

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1,000 More Trees Planted to Restore Pacuare Biological Corridor Connectivity

We were hot, doused with sweat, and caked in mud. But when the last tree went into the ground, covered with newly dug earth, there was an exhilarating sense of satisfaction. We had just planted 1,000 trees together with 142 students and faculty of Verto Education and our team of 16 volunteer leaders to restore

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Festival RAFA 2022

Festival RAFA 2022 Unites Community for Pacuare River Basin Conservation

In honor of Earth Day (April 22) and World Fish Migration Day (May 21), the Rivers and Forests Alliance held our first Festival RAFA 2022 for Conservation of the Pacuare River Basin, from April 22 to 24. The event was a huge success, from the Conservation Summit on Friday the 22nd, to a day of

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Another 1,000 trees planted to reforest the Pacuare river basin

On a beautiful, sunny day at Finca San Martin in Tres Equis, 88 volunteers enthusiastically planted 1,000 trees to help reforest the Pacuare river basin. The Feb. 5 tree planting was sponsored by U.S. company Echo Breeze Entertainment LLC to help offset their carbon emissions from filming an adventure reality show in Costa Rica in

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