Promote the preservation of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula by engaging communities, research institutions, and businesses in a sustainable symbiotic relationship with nature.
The WHF promotes the protection and sustainable development of the Osa Peninsula for a better future.
The White Hawk Foundation (HWF) is a non-profit foundation based in the USA. and Costa Rica, dedicated to the survival of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the tropical rainforest sharing and generating alliances with institutions, organizations, networks, exploration, research and dissemination of the biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula, to the promotion of, one of the biologically richest regions of the earth with 2.5% of the world's biodiversity.
Our foundation wishes to promote bio-literacy and the biological appreciation of the Osa Region to raise awareness among the local and international community about the importance of the preservation and conservation of the last fragment of the rainforest of the Central American Pacific. Throughout our partnership with Insectopia we will ensure that a valuable scientific collection of insects from the South Pacific of Costa Rica will be destined for the first center of environmental education in our community of Puerto Jiménez. This collection is divided with two fines, one for investigation and another for exhibition. The scientific collection aims to provide possible studies in systematics, ecology, physiology, genetics, conservation, monitoring of changes in global environments, pollution, fragmentation of forests and other environmental disturbances; as well as generate knowledge and disclosure about native, endemic species, or species that are under a certain degree of threat and their conservation in perpetuity. This collection is a bank of information that will be preserved and will be a natural heritage for future generations!
Our center of environmental education and exhibition explain to the visitor about the improvement of the way of life inhabited by the forests of the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica, for education and the national and foreign media on the importance of preservation and conservation of the forests of the Osa peninsula.
The rainforests congregate the greater variety of species, conforming the most complex ecosystems in the world. However, it also corresponds to the areas most threatened by livestock, agricultural and tourism expansion that compromise the connectivity of ecosystems and the viability of vulnerable people. Throughout our history, we have acquired 150 acres of tropical forest (60 hectares) that are protected forever and our natural reserve. In addition, the negotiation of 300 hectares of forest under contract in the whole community adjacent to the buffer zone of Corcovado National Park.
1. The WHF wishes to develop the first center of environmental education and first biological collection of the Osa Peninsula that will facilitate the understanding and appreciation of the flora and fauna to promote its protection.
2. To collaborate with national and international research institutions, organizations and businesses to improve the understanding and exploration of one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
3. To create a buffer zone and expand critical habitat corridors around the Corcovado National Park by acquiring privately held lands along the borders to ensure the survival of native populations and to prevent isolation and extinction.
4. To achieve a conservation model of sustainability in our local community and beyond.