Lana Wedmore is a pioneer, conservationist and community leader in Costa Rica. Living on the Osa Peninsula for the past 28 years she has worked tirelessly for the benefit of the community, building infrastructure, culture, education, health, security, sustainable tourism and environmental protection to ensure responsible growth near the Corcovado National Park.
Lana is the owner and also built Luna Lodge, a leading sustainable rain forest eco-lodge, that has earned the highest sustainability ranking from the Costa Rican government. She is also the Vice-President of the Wellness Costa Rica Association, an organization committed to furthering the Sustainable Health of the locals and visitors.
Lana served as the President of the Association for Integral Development of Corcovado for 10 years. Her leadership was influential in building the 1st sustainable solar powered bamboo school in Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. She was also the President of the Chamber of Tourism of Corcovado for three years and her passion and drive helped bring the different communities together to promote Tourism on the Osa Peninsula.
In 2008 Lana founded The White Hawk Foundation to respond to the growing urgency to protect the land surrounding Corcovado National Park. Educating people locally and internationally about conservation is a passion of Lana and her team of guides. Lana's message is very simple "we must save the rain forests to save ourselves." The White Hawk Foundation is a place where individuals and philanthropic entities can make a tangible difference. In the last 10 years, the contributions have enabled the foundation to acquire and protect land that could have been devastated by commercial or agricultural development. This land has been donated to a conservation easement, protecting it into perpetuity. The foundation has raised over $250 000 which is 10% of their goal of $2.5 M to protect one of the most important biological corridors next to the Corcovado National Park.