The Little Costa Rica project is a private enterprise with a socio-environmental objective, allowing ordinary citizens to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. The protected property is located in the community of Santa María de Dota (Route 315 to Copey), in a protected area surrounded by rivers and water springs, capturing carbon in a sustainable way. For greater ease, you can find the location of the project through the Waze application, under the name: Little Costa Rica.
The Zona de Los Santos is a geographical region in south-central Costa Rica. It corresponds to a large sector of a series of intermontane valleys in the cantons of Tarrazú, Dota and León Cortés Castro, in the province of San José.
The carbon footprint is known as "the total greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted as a direct or indirect effect of an individual, organisation, event or product". Such environmental impact is measured by carrying out a GHG emissions inventory or a life cycle analysis according to the footprint typology, following recognised international standards such as ISO 14064, PAS 2050 or GHG Protocol, among others. The carbon footprint is measured in mass of CO2 equivalent. Once the size and footprint are known, it is possible to implement a strategy to reduce and/or offset emissions, through different public or private programmes (Wikipedia, 2016).
To know the results that can be generated by the sponsorship of anm2 in a conservation area, the biomass of the plants per hectare must be measured, i.e. the height and circumference of the tree is measured, as well as the branches, foliage and roots. The dead nature is also measured, as it continues to sequester carbon during the decomposition process. It has therefore been calculated that one hectare can generate 200 tonnes of carbon. However, this will depend on the amount of nature in the area.
Part of the funds generated by Little Costa Rica will go to Preserve Planet's communication campaigns against the use of plastic. Another part will be used for administrative costs, maintenance and security of the forest.
Yes, the Little Costa Rica project will in the near future have trails, viewpoints and other tourist attractions for both nationals and foreigners. Admission will be free for members of the Little Costa Rica Community, while others will be asked to pay a voluntary fee. For greater ease, you can find the location of the project through the Waze application, under the name: Little Costa Rica.
There are no minimum or maximum limits on square metres of sponsorship. However, the square metres made available for sponsorship are only 51,100m2.
No. The relationship between the Little Costa Rica project and its members is one of sponsorship.