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Historic Costa Rica River Protection Law Signed to Restore the Sarapiqui River Basin

The Sarapiquí River has become Costa Rica’s first river to be protected by a law of the Republic after the “Law for the Advancement of the Sustainable Development of the Sarapiquí River Basin and the Protection of its Main Channel” was signed into effect on March 31, 2022. The law provides environmental protection for 25 …

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RAFA sponsors Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is proud to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team, carrying forward Rafael Gallo’s legacy of rafting for conservation. “We chose to sponsor the Costa Rica Youth Rafting Team because they are a pivotal part of the community in the Pacuare region. They are the next generation of rafting …

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RAFA Plans Carbon Offset Tree Planting for February 2022

We’ve received our first formal request at the Rivers and Forests Alliance to do a carbon offset reforestation campaign! A U.S. company filming an adventure show recently in Costa Rica contacted RAFA to help them offset the carbon emissions of their activities. RAFA will plant 1,000 trees on Feb. 5, 2022, with native species trees …

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Scientific Studies Proposed for Pacuare Watershed in 2022

Comprehensive water quality monitoring, a detailed atlas, and a community environmental education program are scientific studies in the Pacuare watershed proposed to the Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) for 2022. Earlier this year, RAFA partnered with the Costa Rica National Alliance for Rivers and Watersheds (ANRCCR) to create the Scientific-Technical Commission for Scientific Research and …

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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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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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A Tribute to Rafael Gallo, Defender of the Pacuare River

by Shannon Farley (This article originally appeared on International Rivers.org.) Flowing from high in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains, past indigenous Cabecar communities, through dense jungle populated with jaguars, the Pacuare River travels 85 miles to the Caribbean Sea. It is one of Costa Rica’s most acclaimed rivers for its scenic beauty and is revered by …

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