Want to help make a difference in the survival of tropical forests? For over twenty years, the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund has been making a difference with our partners on the ground. More than 90% of our funding goes directly to local people and field work in Area de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica, one of the most biologically-rich places in the world. We welcome and appreciate your support.
TWO EASY WAYS TO DONATE
or, by postal mail:GDFCF
c/o Eric Palola
4780 Main Road
Huntington, Vermont 05462
Your donations will support these core activities:
Parataxonomy for BioDevelopment: Thirty-six trained resident Costa Ricans work steadily across twelve research stations collecting species (roughly 1,000 per year) — many of which are still unknown and undescribed. They are essential to the effort to build a complete biological library of what lives in Area de Conservación Guanacaste on both the land and the sea.
Education for Bioliteracy: Outdoor science for 52 elementary schools on the perimeter who use ACG as a living classroom through education programs provided by ACG and supported by GDFCF. These programs teach schoolchildren and teenagers to know the globally significant biological richness in their backyards and become constituents for its protection.
Marine Conservation: Through collaboration with the University of Costa Rica's CIMAR marine institute and Dr. Caroline Palmer Puschendorf's "Seeking Survivors" coral reef conservation project (https://www.seekingsurvivors.org) we support efforts to preserve ACG's 43,000 hectare marine protected area and its over 150 km of wild coastline containing mangrove forests and criticial turtle nesting beaches.
Land Acquisition: Strategically valuable parcels of rainforest that enhance biological corridors and the movement of species — especially in adapting to a climate change stressed world- are being added to the core protected area of ACG as opportunities arise. GDFCF staff have extensive experience in negotiating land purchases at the lowest reasonable cost.
ACG Assistance: We provide timely help for specific ACG operational needs such as buildings, roads, vehicles, communications facilities, or boat repairs. [See: CURRENT WISH LIST]
Need more information?
If you'd like more detail on these areas of work please visit What We Do. You can also find tax and financial information about GDFCF here. And if you would like to discuss other ways you can help, or have any questions, please feel free to contact Eric Palola, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-343-2929.