Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass, it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity. Around 25% of the country's land area is in protected national parks and protected areas, one of world´s largest percentage (developing world average is 13%, developed countries average is 8%).
Nevertheless, contemporary development challenges include accentuated poverty in rural communities, poor health, gender inequality and poor public infrastructure.
Our current projects in Costa Rica include:
- Environmental education.
- Assistance to National Parks and other protected areas.
- Conservation projects for the protection of sea turtles.
- Organic agriculture projects.
- Support to indigenous communities.
- Gender and women empowerment initiatives.
- Educational infrastructure in rural communities.
- Support to children shelters.
Currently, RJI is in the next communities:
- San José