The Habitat Reforestation Program has reforested more than 65.000 native trees along priority areas and according to biodiversity conservation goals since 2002. Selection of areas for reforestation considers proximity to watersheds, fragmented habitats and designed connectivity routes within the Naranjo River Biological Corridor. The organization gives minimum three-year maintenance for all reforested species, ensuring a successful growth rate. The Habitat Reforestation Program has achieved a very positive 90-95% regeneration rate for reforested areas.
Most of the reforested lands are private properties. TIti Conservation Alliance negotiates the land owners commitment and gives them support to request for PSA (Pago Servicios Ambientales) public funds. If the requirements are fulfilled, Costa Rica´s government partially finances protected hectares of land.
The program is currently working with more than 53 native species, which results in balance healthy diet and rich ecosystems for local biodiversity. Amongst them: Hog Plum, Glassywood, Cashew, Breadfruit, Rosewood, Calabash Tree and many more. Every year, seedlings and young trees are raised in various locations: the organization’s nursery, the environmental education program school nurseries and other nurseries from allied public entities such as the National Costa Rican Electric Institute (ICE).
Schools, businesses, public entities and tourists participate in the reforestation activities. Every year, starting May until October, Titi Conservation Alliance organizes a series of reforestation days and invites volunteers to join the fun.