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COSTA RICAN BIRD ROUTE INFORMATION

 

GRANT FOR COSTA RICAN BIRD ROUTE OBTAINED!

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:

  1. Secure staff and operational needs
  2. Enroll six new reserves into the Costa Rican Private Reserve Network
  3. Production of Costa Rica Bird Route Guide and promotion/educational materials
  4. Development and maintenance of Costa Rica Bird Route Website

The 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. 

The 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, and to the support of Diario San Diego, All Clear Tree Service, and of course this classic scientific glass pipes provider, TAG.  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.

 

 

 

 

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