La Reserva Videos


Howlers on Monkey Bridge at La Reserva

We put this rope bridge up for the monkey group that passes by the La Reserva headquarters garden. We were lucky to film them. First the alpha male crosses and then the rest follow him.

A video showing the work that La Reserva Forest Foundation is doing in collaboration with the Maleku Tribe of Costa Rica, reclaiming and reforesting their ancestral lands.

Featuring: Roberta Ward Smiley (founder and president of LRFF), Dan Spreen (founder and treasurer of LRFF), Rebecca Bell (Executive assistant at LRFF), Jimmy Elizondo Acosta (Maleku expert)
Voiceover: Rebecca Bell
Camera: Rebecca Bell, Dan Spreen, Roberta Ward Smiley
Editing: Rebecca Bell
With thanks to LRFF and the people of the Maleku Tribe
Music: Noonday Sun, provided by Deep Forest.


A video showing LRFF’s work with puentes de fauna, or monkey bridges, which are preventing the deaths by electrocution of sloths, monkeys and other animals when crossing busy roads on the overhead electrical wires.

Presenters: Roberta Ward Smiley, Dan Spreen
Voiceover: Rebecca Bell
Camera: Rebecca Bell, Dan Spreen
Editing: Rebecca Bell
With thanks to LRFF and ICE


The volunteers of La Reserva Forest Foundation, Costa Rica show you what they get up to, from building outhouses and planting trees to fun and frolicks in the forest.

Rebecca Bell – Director, editor, camera, volunteer 2011
Kera Tucker – Camera, volunteer 2011
John Fraga – Volunteer 2011
Omar – La Reserva worker/legend of the forest

La Reserva’s project to create a biological corridor to restore the native forest along one side of the Rio Sol, Costa Rica, is sponsored in part by Sole Technology, makers of etnies Shoes. The 35,000 trees to be planted in the new corridor are etnies’ extremely generous contribution. etnies’ “Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree” project (Spanish subtitles)

November 3rd 2012, some dear friends of La Reserva Forest Foundation threw a launch party to celebrate the opening of a new place/sim (simulation) they have created for us in the extraordinary, virtual online world of Second Life which enables us to introduce La Reserva to people from all over the (real) world, and even give ‘live’, interactive lectures to groups.

Here are some clips of the event, with live singing from Second Life avatar TERRYTOON whose real-life persona lives in Palm Springs, California.


Take the Forest Walk with Roberta


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