Welcome to Kids Saving the Rainforest!

Our co-founder Janine Licare planting a rainforest tree, photo by Marianne Coates

Our co-founder Janine Licare planting a rainforest tree,  photo by Marianne Coates

Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) began in 1999 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica when Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone were 9 years old.  Janine and Aislin saw the rainforest disappearing from their beloved home and the negative impact of this on the animals, particularly the mono titi monkeys. They were kids inspired to save the precious rainforest and voila, our name became Kids Saving the Rainforest!

HUGE NEWS FOR KSTR:The BBC presents
Nature’s Miracle Orphans for BBC One

BBC's Max and KSTR's Sam with Minnie the sloth

BBC’s Max and KSTR’s Sam with Minnie the sloth

We are enormously proud that the Costa Rica portion of this popular TV show was filmed at KSTR. Presenters Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams follow the early lives of orphaned baby animals as they make their brave journeys back in to the wild, in a 2 x 60 minute series from the BBC’s award-winning Natural History Unit.

Read More about BBC’s program    KSTR backstory of Nature’s Miracle Orphans

 

PLEASE HELP US GO BACK HOME!

Help Kids Saving the Rainforest save orphan sloths.   We are coming together with the Manuel Antonio community as well as the international rescue and rehab community to institute a groundbreaking new sloth rescue and release system.

Read the Story of Pelota, Ellen and Kermie    DONATE TO HELP THESE BABIES GO HOME!

 

Check out this new article about KSTR in the Huff Post! How Two Nine Year Old Girls Saved the Rainforests of Costa Rica!  

KSTR has 501 (c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization status and has grown by leaps and bounds since our humble beginnings. Our programs include these and more:  Monkey Bridge Program- with 130 bridges over the roads in the area, the endangered Titi Monkey population has gone from only 1200 to 3700! Check out our recent report:  Monkey Bridge Report 2012    KSTR Wildlife Rescue Center     View our new Wildlife Rescue Photo Gallery!   KSTR Wildlife Rescue Center Annual Stats 2013  KSTR Wildlife Sanctuary   View the NEW Wildlife Sanctuary Gallery!  New! Wildlife Sanctuary Tour – We invite you to take this special Wildlife Sanctuary Tour.  See the dedication and love it takes to help save these rainforest animals in our sanctuary—over 130 animals every year. Volunteer Program

Tit monkey, photo courtesy of Marianne Coates info@mariannecoatesphotography.com

KSTR continues to grow and expand and our current priority is to connect with more concerned people to help support the continued operation of our enormously successful  animal rehabilitation program.  We have created a solution that works for the community as well as the animals of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and we need your support.

While KSTR continues to coordinate these exciting  projects plus furthering our ongoing relationships with schools around the world and taking part in international research projects, we need financial help to support the Rescue Center and Sanctuary. Please visit our Donation and Adoption page to see how to help in the way that inspires you the most! Donations to our 501(3)C US non-profit organization are 100% tax deductible.  The animals of the rainforest and future generations thank you!

With gratitude,
Kids Saving the Rainforest,
a tax deductible 501(3)C US non-profit

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