The protection of the future forest will only be secured if the local people are part of the process and understand the value of restoring the ecosystem on their land.
The project will prioritise establishing respectful relationships with local farmers, providing new jobs, education, training, improved infrastructure and economic return for environmental services, including carbon sequestration, removal of waste from human activities, and landscape maintenance.
The invitation to be part of the project will be extended to all members of the local population without distinction of ethic background, social origin, religion, gender or political orientation
The Connecting the Roots model prioritises sharing knowledge. Indigenous wisdom and insight will be incorporated into our plans, and together we will educate the next generation in sustainable practices via volunteering schemes and outreach programmes within schools.
This special region of the world is one of only five locations accredited with 'Blue Zone' status. This means that people who live in the region live longer, happier and more fulfilled lives. To be one of five is something very special - everything that we do to rewild this area of Costa Rica will prioritise preserving this status for those who live here.