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Learn more about the Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA)

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) is committed to preserve, protect, and regenerate Costa Rica’s Pacuare River basin, its forests, and biodiversity with our communities for a sustainable future.

This introductory video explains Rafael Gallo's vision, his love of the Pacuare River, and the initiative that carries forward his conservation legacy.

Introduction to the El Tigre South-South Project

This video is about the 2008-2010 Ecotourism Project, funded by the South-South Project. It serves as an example of Rafael's vision and commitment to helping Pacuare communities develop ecotourism projects rooted in sustainability principles.

El Tigre Sustainable Community Video

The El Tigre community in the rainforest of Costa Rica is located above the Pacuare River Gorge. This documentary video is about El Tigre, a model of sustainable community development. Thanks to the leadership of Rafael Gallo's adventure company, Rios Tropicales, El Tigre received a grant in late 2008 from Fundecooperacion as part of the South-South Project, an international collaboration between Costa Rica and The Kingdom of Bhutan.

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