Trees are essential to the health of our planet, biodiversity, and reducing the harmful effects of climate change. Reforestation is consistently identified by scientists as one of the top solutions to the climate crisis, and the trees planted as a result of your stay are part of this initiative.
Not only does Costa Rica's forests support a vast amount of wildlife, it also provides ample exploration opportunities for locals and tourists alike to appreciate the wonders of the country. We are proud to be collaborating with One Tree Planted, who have started to lay the groundwork that will enable tropical species to maintain healthy populations.
The Costa Rica projects will focus on planting a variety of lowland trees (Pleodendron costarricense), highland trees (Almendro de Montaña, Roble encino), and mangroves (Rhizophora mangle).
Ecosystem Connectivity: Planting in Costa Rica helps stop hunting and habitat degradation, which will restore ecosystem connectivity that is vital to the survival of the lush rainforest's at-risk biodiversity.
Local Community Impact: Forest restoration provides training, educational resources, and jobs for local communities. This includes agroforestry methods to diversify production in a climate-friendly way.
Fund an Elevational Corridor: Costa Rica aims to link two extremely diverse and biologically important regions, creating an elevational corridor to allow species to migrate and survive into future climates.
Known for warm tropical waters with the largest tracts of old growth rainforests in Central America, Costa Rica is home to hundreds of plants and animals found nowhere else, and emblematic wildlife.
Over the course of the 1950s and after, this beautiful country lost roughly 60 percent of its forest cover. Luckily, the government has contributed to reforestation since 1987, when Costa Rica was at its lowest forest cover of 21%. Since then, more than 50 % of its forests have been restored to their previous glory.
One Tree Planted is a nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org