Costa Rica Endangered Species Project
Although only .003% of the Earth's surface, over 6% of the planet's biodiversity calls Costa Rica their home!
Unfortunately, Costa Rica is facing some of the same challenges as the Amazon Rainforests; improved transportation routes, expanded development, and the influx of Americans are all threatening Costa Rican Rainforests.
Governmental corruption, illegal logging, and general development have put these protected areas at risk even though Costa Rica has committed to protecting 10% of its rainforests. Certain species, such as jaguars, need large territories in order to procreate without the possibility of inbreeding, and Costa Rica has only 35% of its original rainforests intact! We need your help to stop this!
Slash and Burn: Bringing Hell to Earth
SLASH AND BURN is the most common way of destroying the rainforests. First the trees are cut down, and then what is not harvested is burned. Every day there are over 600 fires initiated in the Amazon releasing so much carbon that they are a chief factor in speeding up Global Climate Change.
Our Project Will Seek to Accomplish the Following:
Existing Rainforest Territory
Reforestation in Depleted Areas
Breeding Programs for At-Risk Species
Public with hands-on Conservation Training and Environmental Education
An Animal Sanctuary for Abandoned or Abused Animals
Planet Rehab has identified the top Costa Rican species that are at risk of extinction and will be initially concentrating on breeding programs to assist these species.
Planet Rehab currently operates an animal sanctuary in San Dimas, CA and has successfully bred numerous species on the endangered species list. You can help sponsor one of the many animals we care for here.
The Planet Rehab team has over 40 years of experience breeding exotic animals and our team consists of Microbiologists, Wildlife Conservationists, Native Bird Specialists, Environmental Sustainability Experts & experienced Zookeepers, but we need your help! With 150-200 species going extinct each day, the only hope for many species will be captive breeding programs. Planet Rehab will release the offspring from our breeding efforts into our protected rainforest therefore helping to ensure their species' survival!
Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish and we believe that we can assist Costa Rica in the all-important mission of protecting its precious environment. This cannot be done without your help so please donate now!
Costa Rican Sponsorship Tiers
Funds land purchases and helps protect existing rainforest territory
Helps save threatened forest habitats and goes toward purchasing land needed for the animal sanctuary
Planet Saver $500
Sponsors of an acre of land that will be part of the nature reserve, helps fund the sanctuary, provides care for the animals, and plants new trees in deforested areas
Helps fund multiple programs in the project and truly makes you a savior of the planet
Custom Sponsorship $$
Your sponsorship for Planet Rehab can be custom tailored to reflect your interests and desired support level, from funding a specific program or sponsoring an individual event at Planet Rehab.
If you would like to pursue this type of sponsorship, please contact Planet Rehab for more information so that we can get the details of the sponsorship you would like to create with us.