Category Archives: Central America Projects

Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities!

The Big River Foundation is the latest recipient of a grant award from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. John’s and Laura’s latest project is the Giving Library. It started when the young billionaire couple began looking for worthy nonprofits to support. John Arnold was a … Continue reading

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News from the Rio Teribe

Our Naso friends in the last kingdom in the western hemisphere are having a difficult time with politics. You see, they are also the last indigenous tribe in Panama without autonomous territory, which Panama calls a “Comarca”; they are a … Continue reading

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Rio Teribe: Update from the Last Kingdom in the Americas

Our favorite river tribe is preparing to petition for legal rights to its ancestral territory. The Naso are the only indigenous tribe in Panama without autonomy. Six other tribes on the isthmus have been granted “Comarca” status that provides for … Continue reading

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Central America’s Last Kingdom has a New King

Reinaldo Alexis Santana will become the youngest king ever to rule the Tjër Di Naso at his coronation this month; he is 30 years old. Adolfo Villagra, Edwin Sanchez, my son and I were invited to meet the new ruler … Continue reading

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Grandmother Water: What Price, Paradise?

Grandmother Water: What Price, Paradise? is a feature-length documentary film that examines critical ethical issues viewed through the eyes of 3,500 residents of a river valley located inside La Amistad International Park, a trans-boundary protected watershed shared by Costa Rica … Continue reading

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Watershed Watch Expeditions

Expeditions this month scout sites for our recently announced Watershed Expedition School, along with our amazing indigenous partners at ODESEN, the Organization for the Development of Sustainable Ecotourism for the Naso, the last Kingdom in the Americas. After much exploration, … Continue reading

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Watershed Ecology Program in Central America

Classrooms all over the world are preparing to participate in a new watershed ecology program in Central America. This education and eco-tourism project is in Parque Internacional “La Amistad”, a biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site shared by Costa Rica … Continue reading

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