About RAFA

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA)
Pacuare River Conservation Initiative 

The Rivers and Forests Alliance is committed to:

River Conservation

We aim to protect the entire Pacuare River Basin from its headwaters to the river mouth at the Caribbean Sea so that it will always be wild and free-flowing.

Reforestation and Land Conservation

We are reforesting the Pacuare River Basin with native tree species, focusing on restoring wildlife habitats and planting endangered tree species. We always include mountain almond trees to restore the habitat for critically endangered Great Green Macaws. We plan to purchase land for conservation and assist private landowners with forest and watershed conservation practices.


We strive to preserve and regenerate wildlife populations by expanding and connecting biological corridors in and around the Pacuare River Basin and eradicating illegal hunting through environmental education and alternative economic incentives.

Scientific Research

We promote scientific investigation in the Pacuare region, including water quality monitoring and mapping projects. We are collaborating with researchers in ongoing studies to show the Pacuare River Basin’s importance in Costa Rica for conservation.

Community Involvement

We work to unite communities in the conservation of the Pacuare River Basin through environmental education, scientific research, conservation tourism, regenerative farming, and other projects to ensure a sustainable future for all.

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