For the Monkeys and 60 School Children



Project Summary


The project increases the recently planted ‘For The Monkeys’ project by 1.5 hectares or 1600 trees making a grand total of 8600 trees or 8.5 hectares of restored forest habitat for the three species of monkeys trying to survive here. The local school children will be participating by collecting the baby trees, caring for the nursery, planting the trees and then watching them grow right across the street from the school.



The Problem

The Costa Rican government is responsible for a lot of environmental destruction and degradation on the northern border for political purposes. Fabio Trepovicht’s property is at the center of the village on the banks of the Guacalito River. The river was dredged in the recent past causing other smaller tributaries, and even a lake, to dry up. The result: aquatic life is stranded and exposed easy prey for hunters. The trees were also cut down on the river, so we will plant a 200-meter corridor of trees.


The Solution

It addresses the loss and degradation of forests by restoring 1 ½ hectares of land with native trees. The project also provides a hands-on opportunity for students from the local school to learn how to implement a native reforestation project from start to finish by collecting the seedlings, establishing the nursery, planting and maintenance of the new forest. It’s a win-win: the project restores tropical forest and strengthens the relationship that local youth have with it.

A young boy from the local elementary school, Jardín de los Niños in Delicias de Upala plants trees in the ‘For The Monkeys’ biological corridor project

One view of the property to be planted from the adjacent biological corridor we recently planted

At present the riverbank is completely deforested. LRFF will plant trees all along the left hand side in this photo including around the old structure

All the property on the left side of the river will be planted with over 100 native species of trees


Hours planting

School Children

Total Cost

Potential Long-Term Impact:

Carbon Sequestration

 The tropical forest and habitat this project creates will sequester and store CO2


Additional Environment Impact

This project also provides a habitat and shelter for flora and fauna. as well as help maintain soil and water quality.


Educational Compenent

The educational component of this project is so important because i t will inform and influence a generation of environmental stewards whose decisions and actions will determine the health of Costa Rica’s natural resources in the future. They are the future “Guardians of the Forest.”

Cost Breakdown

  • Trees and Supplies 18%
  • Transportation 6.5%
  • Planting and Maintenance 19%
  • Supervision 22%
  • Workers Comp Insurance 1%
  • Meals & Refreshment 1.5%
  • Environment Services 16.5%
  • Administration 9%

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