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A program inCosta Rica is competing among 15 finalists for funding from Europe.
Corcovado Foundation’s Environmental Education Program is among 15 EOCA Finalists
The Corcovado Foundation has created a critical and timely plastics awareness program on Costa Rica’s fragile Osa Peninsula. It is among only 15 projects across the planet that have been chosen by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to compete for a 26,000 Euro grant to continue this excellent work.
Sixty conservation projects were originally submitted for funding consideration. The Foundation’s program will now compete to generate the highest number of votes worldwide.
An environmental leader since 2000, the Corcovado Foundation’s Environmental Education Program focuses its efforts in the Osa Peninsula on elementary and high school students, and private companies, to raise awareness of the impact of solid waste and single use plastic on the land and marine habitats of Osa wildlife. The foundation is particularly active in the protection of sea turtle nesting beaches on the Peninsula. This program engages more than 400 students from local schools, and involves some 60 school children in a unique, proactive community-based leadership program. Since 2017, the Foundation has partnered with the Osa Chamber of Tourism and the Municipality of this canton with the aim of reducing solid waste by substantially reducing single-use plastics. This potential funding makes it possible to continue to support and expand environmental education in the area. The key problem of solid waste in natural habitats is its tragic impact on so many species.
If the Foundation wins, Costa Rica and its conservation efforts will gain exposure in European media, and the Foundation will receive € 26,000 Euros that will be invested in strengthening and extending program activities and new initiatives, specifically in educating and training companies and communities to reduce and eventually eliminate single-use plastic from the Osa Peninsula — and beyond.