• Work With Nature

    Work With Nature

    Protection of Costa Rica’s rainforest

A world full of amazing flora and fauna, from the majestic jaguar till the forest giant,
to discover… to preserve.

Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a fast pace and with the trees; an enormous biodiversity is being lost. From little insects up till the majestic jaguar, even the animals and plants we don’t know yet! If it’s up to us, the jaguar will, once again, roam around freely in our protected rainforest located in Costa Rica! Will you help us?

Together we can be part of the solution. Within the next 10 years, we are going to protect 2.000 hectares of Costa Rican rainforest. This corresponds to the territory of one jaguar. And we could use your help!

Curious what you can do to protect the rainforest? Please click here for more information.

This is what we stand for:

  • Everything that’s beautiful should be treasured. Costa Rica’s rainforest is one of the most beautifull and special places on earth with a very high biodiversity containing numerous plants and animals. It is our goal to preserve this for the current and future generations. How are we going to do this?

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  • By planting the right trees on the places where logging used to take place, we help nature getting back in control and the rainforest will grow back even faster. In this way, we connect separate plots of forest and we create space for animals. These animals, at their turn, take care of spreading seeds and plants as well on a natural way.

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  • Knowledge greatly determines which choices you make in life. By means of our knowledge in regards to the importance of nature conservation and by sharing this knowledge, we create awareness. With our Costa Rican activities, our aim is to reach and educate locals as well as our guests. Within the Netherlands, we aim ourselves on schoolkids by giving free workshops.

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  • A lot is known about the rainforest, but at the same time we know so little. By means of durable research in ‘our’ rainforest, we want to understand more about the actual value of the rainforest and it’s place in our current society. This knowledge needs to contribute on the protection of rainforest all around the globe.

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The Work with Nature foundation in two minutes

 

This is how we work

Together with our amazing partners and highly motivated volunteers, we try to collect donations. With each EUR. 2,50 that we receive, we can guarantee the purchase and durable protection of one square meter of rainforest. After purchasing the rainforest, we directly make sure that the property is accommodated in the Costa Rican forestry law. This means that the function of the newly acquired piece of land is registered and logging becomes illegal directly. If somebody damages the rainforest, he will be punished. In this way we can assure a durable protection of the rainforest.

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Location project area in Costa Rica

Our successes

Even though we still have a long way to go, we are closing in on our ambition, namely to protect a grand total of 2.000 hectares of rainforest. Parallel, we are working hard realizing our own research centre and volunteeringprogram based on our already owned land. Still plenty to do!

  • Work with Nature started a research program in the reserve with the help of students from all different kind of schools and universities.

  • We realized the construction of a ranger station. The structure is built on a strategic spot inside the protected area of Work With Nature. From now on the rainforest will be guarded 24/7 and a local employee has been contracted to do so.

  • Oscar frequently visits the land and keeps close contact with our neighbors and surrounding communities. In this way illegal logging and poaching is prevented. In the future Oscar will be one of the guides who goes with the students into the reserve.

  • We did it! In 2015 we were able to buy an additional 30 hectares of rainforest. Work with Nature now owns a grand total of 33,5 hectares, which corresponds to 67 soccer fields.

  • We are super proud that we have bought the first hectares from a local farmer.

 

How can you help?

  • You can adopt your own piece of rainforest here! As token of our appreciation, we will send you an electronic certificate with your name and the amount of square meters that you have helped to protect. .

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  • How nice of you that you want to adopt a piece of rainforest as a present! Underneath you can choose the amount of square meters that you want to offer. As token of our appreciation, we will send the lucky one a certificate within a week’s notice.

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  • Are you looking for an original and durable relation-, Christmas or end-of-year gift for your relations or employees? The price for one piece of rainforest already starts at EUR. 2,50 per m2. It is the most original and durable gift for your employees and clients. We can prepare and provide an individual certificate for each person and tailor-made solutions can be discussed.

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  • Do you feel that the Work With Nature foundation is a fantastic initiative and if you want to become part of this unique project, please click here to find out what you can do!

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