Wild climax refuge
FuckForForest donated in Total: 201000 NOK
25.10.06 FFF bought 1 area of forest for 67 700 NOK
25.10.06 buy the 2 part for 67 700 NOK
07.11.06 buy the 3 part for 56 600 NOK
21.03.07 paid for the expenses connected to buying the land (lawyers) and FFF visit in Costa Rica to Arbofilias station 9 000 NOK
Total sent: 201000 NOK around 39303 $ or 25246Euro
We no longer worked together with Arbofila but we hope they can keep the good work up! That they keep Wild Climax Refuge protected from farmers and timber industy!
The Project Wild Climate Refuge a protected forest.
The project in Costa Rica was FFF first real step to protect and in this specific case also restore the rainforest. In this Costa Rican region not far from the Carara national park farmers have cut down a big portion of forest and split up the land. This threatens the ecosystem of the whole area, as it destroys the habitat of animals and worse, it interrupts the roaming of many animals, which they need for survival.
In situations like this, one would try to 'build' an ecological corridor. Which means: protect intact old forest and plant trees between these forests islands to connect them again.
The Costa Rican organisation Arbofilia(treelover) had started exactly this already years ago. The project was getting difficult now because of landowners and farmers who either continued felling trees in the corridor area planed or recently began to sell their land to land developers. More than half of this land still is very valuable old rainforest, some is secondary forest and some is cattle land, which needs replanting. It is important that this land along the corridor does not end up in the wrong hands.
Arbofilia has been planting trees along this corridor for years and the corridor was growing. But the latest development and increased pressure on the forest, was more than Arbofilia with it's limited financial resources could respond to.
FuckForForest get involved
We decided to buy land, before it got in wrong hand. This allows Arbofilia to continue restoreing the forests and not loose all the investment of previous years. We are two independent projects and organisations. But we feel we work for the same goals and will be able to coexist and give support to the forests there.
FuckForForest have bought about 60 hectares with forest in Costa Rica that now is protected area. This protected area is now named: Wild Climax Refuge. About 10 % of this is land that is destroyed by farmers and need to get replanted. The rest of the land is intact forest that is untouched by humans.
FuckForForest was planing to buy more land and work closer to Arbofilia but got sabotaged by another eco organization from Holland. They have been founding Arbofilia as well and helped them to buy land and make protected areas. But when they found out about FFF also working in the area and in connection to Arbofilia they threatened with stoping to give Arbofilia more money.
Strange when nature organizations prevent each other to help earth from destruction. Together we could have been strong... Now we have to try to do it alone...
After this we no longer worked together with Arbofila but we hope they can keep the good work up! That they keep Wild Climax Refuge protected from farmers and timber industy!