Carate is a small village located on the border of Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula. It is a critical area to protect and maintain sustainable practices due to its proximity to the park and position within a corridor that is required to support the protection and migration of our animals.
There is very little development in Carate, it is not on the electric grid, there is no paved road and it is made up of a few houses and eco-lodges. It is important that it remains like this to protect the natural beauty that it holds.
The White Hawk Foundation is working to ensure that any development is sustainable and to be an example to others about how to live sustainably. Our program involves the following:
1. Creation of a town plan that will specify the limits in which development can occur. For example, the plan will detail specific black and grey water disposal requirements.
2. Ensuing that lodges, their workers, tourists and local people act in a way that does not damage the flora and fauna in the area. 3. Working to implement a recycling system
"All this land is located in one of the most bio-diverse places left on this planet, near Corcovado National Park. It is our responsibility to protect it. Lana Wedmore, Founder and Director