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!
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.
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:
Check out this new article about KSTR in the Huff Post! How Two Nine Year Old Girls Saved the Rainforests of Costa Rica!
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 & poster: Monkey Bridge Report 2012 & Monkey Bridge Poster
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.
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!
Kids Saving the Rainforest,
a tax deductible 501(3)C US nonprofit
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