Apr 15, 2021

The electricity is back in Corcovado

After the pause caused by the pandemic, tourism in Costa Rica gradually resumes its course. Before the health emergency, the Corcovado National Park received an average of 5,325 tourists per month, currently, it receives about 2,300; However, regardless of the number of visitors, the heroes of nature, the park rangers, remain vigilant to protect this natural treasure. Incidentally, with the decrease in tourism, environmental crimes increased.

San Pedrillo Operations Center is the site that welcomes visitors who come to the National Park, but it is also the permanent coordination site, where first response tasks are prepared and executed according to the different situations that come up in the national park. Due to the proximity of this center to the coast, the salinity causes that equipment gets damage more quickly.

Thanks to the funds collected through this project, we were able to change the wiring of the electrical system and its accessories, such as pipes, connectors, among others.

“At night we used light to illuminate ourselves at lunchtime, to move around the dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Thanks to the improvements, we now have electricity in all these sectors, we are very grateful because they supplied us with the materials to repair the wiring and to be able to have electricity to carry out our night activities in the station" said Ocduber Cruz, park ranger of the Station.

With the pandemic, the government also made huge budget cuts, which do not help. With the budget cut for the protected area, it is very complex to be able to maintain the infrastructure and even more, to make repairs. For instance, the electrical system in the San Pedrillo Operational Station had not received maintenance for years and therefore it reached its useful life. The park rangers were left without electricity. In addition to the lack of electricity, there was the possibility of a short circuit that could cause a more serious problem in the sector. A fire would cause irreparable and unimaginable damage to the Station and to the national park itself, as the closest fire station is 80km away (about 3 hours driving and then 3 km walking).

“Thanks to the support of the Corcovado Foundation for the purchase of materials to repair the electrical wiring of the San Pedrillo operating center and the workforce of colleagues in the sector, it was possible to make the complete change of the installation, providing the park rangers of this station better conditions for their staying in the place” Stephanie Mory, Administrator of the National Park.

The Corcovado National Park still has many needs about maintenance of infrastructure, equipment for control and protection, materials, among others. Your support allows us to have a fund available to attend to emergencies and needs. We invite you to continue collaborating with this cause.

Mar 25, 2021

Thank you for your light!

 

Albert Schweitzer said “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –

You have been by our side supporting us with your financial contributions and your kind words since the beginning of the pandemic! And thanks to you we have been able to bring food to 50 families/individuals in 11 occasions, we have been able to help 25 families produce their own organic food, promoting food independence, we protected and liberated over 76,000 sea turtle hatchlings and so much more. All thanks you!

This Little By Little Campaign we raised $3745 USD for the COVID relief for the Elderly and $670 for environmental education and people are still donating.

The work of a nonprofit, especially a small one like ours is hard, we often find so much need in our communities and in our ecosystems. Our team, who many joined us volunteers cares passionately for our causes and the people we serve. I often get a plead here or there from one of them saying, this old man needs to be taken to the clinic, and he has nobody to do it for him; this family is hungry, the sea turtle population in this beach is being depleted by poachers and so much more.

With the pandemic, we have faced hard choices and hard times, harder times than ever, more pressure, more people in need, more pressure on wildlife than ever before and then it was the fact that they stole our only vehicle after we had put $7000 USD in repairs. Yet never have we experience such demonstrations of support and appreciation.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Because in this time of the pandemic, when there has been so much uncertainty and despair, you have been there for us shining bright.  May you and your loved ones receive your kindness tenfold.

What we need in these times is more people like you bringing light to those in need, in need of a smile, a hand, a kind gesture.

Mar 25, 2021

Thank you for your light!

Albert Schweitzer said “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –

You have been by our side supporting us with your financial contributions and your kind words since the beginning of the pandemic! And thanks to you we have been able to bring food to 50 families/individuals in 11 occasions, we have been able to help 25 families produce their own organic food, promoting food independence, we protected and liberated over 76,000 sea turtle hatchlings and so much more. All thanks to you!

This Little By Little Campaign we raised $3745 USD for the COVID relief for the Elderly and $670 for environmental education and people are still donating.

The work of a nonprofit, especially a small one like ours is hard, we often find so much need in our communities and in our ecosystems. Our team, who many joined us as volunteers care passionately for our causes and the people we serve. I often get a plead here or there from one of them saying, this old man needs to be taken to the clinic, and he has nobody to do it for him; this family is hungry, the sea turtle population on this beach is being depleted by poachers and so much more.

With the pandemic, we have faced hard choices and hard times, harder times than ever, more pressure, more people in need, more pressure on wildlife than ever before and then it was the fact that they stole our only vehicle after we had put $7000 USD in repairs. Yet never have we experience such demonstrations of support and appreciation.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Because in this time of the pandemic, when there has been so much uncertainty and despair, you have been there for us shining bright.  May you and your loved ones receive your kindness tenfold.

What we need in these times is more people like you bringing light to those in need, in need of a smile, a hand, a kind gesture.

 
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