NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
GRANT FOR COSTA RICAN BIRD ROUTE
On May 13th, 2006, International Migratory Bird Day the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the winners of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant. Rainforest Biodiversity Group, Inc (RBG) was one of those winners.
RBG received the $50,000 grant to
implement the protect entitled “Protecting Bird Habitat through the
implementation of The Costa Rican Bird Route: Section San Juan – La
Selva.” Funding will be provided for the following:
Costa Rican Birding Route will create six new private reserves that will
protect more than 1200 acres of rainforest, and incorporate at least seven
other existing reserves. Additionally, the project will bring
economic benefit to local communities, and will be an integral part of a
biological corridor that will connect chunks of rainforest from southern
Nicaragua to central Costa Rica to protect the great diversity of plant
and animal life in the Costa Rican rainforests.
Rainforest Biodiversity Group hopes to have the bird route open and
operational by January 1, 2008. The local marketing firm Russell Bensman
Marketing, Inc will be donating an additional $24,000 in work for the
development of the marketing plan, and the development of the bird route
information guide and map.
We will keep you informed on our advances. Again, thank you for your support. We are still taking donations and members are encouraged to renew their memberships for 2007. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.