Saving Rosario Peak - Costa Rica

Saving Rosario Peak - Costa Rica

Nicoya - Close to Palo Verde National Park, Costa RicaCnetral, Costa Rica
Tipo de organización: 
Sin fines de lucro / ONG / Sector Civil
Etapa del Proyecto:
Idea
Presupuesto: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Resumen del Proyecto
Presentación del Proyecto!

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Lets save "Cerro Rosario" Peak in Costa Rica.Cerro Rosario is important because it is a high biodiversity area, this peak is formed by calcaceous rocks, the same material used to produce cement and the problem is that there is a company trying to make a calcereous mining.

About Project

Problema: ¿Qué problema está tratando de abordar este proyecto?

The "Cerro Rosario" its a Peak close to one of the most important rives in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the Tempisque River. Close to the peak we can find several protected areas, like "Palo Verde" National Park and "Barra Honda" National Park" This peak is compose of calcareous material, raw material for cement production. And we know that there is a company trying to buy the land for calcareous mining. Our goal is to make an Evaluation of the Area and ask to the Government to declare it as a Protected Area.

Solución: cuál es la solución propuesta? Por favor sé específico!

Our goal is to make an Evaluation of the Area and ask to the Government to declare it as a Protected Area. We already know that there are a lot of mammals, birds, flora and reptiles inhabiting in the area, as well is an importan ground for migrated birds.
Impact: How does it Work

Ejemplo: Guíenos a través de un ejemplo/s específico/s de cómo esta solución hace la diferencia; incluya sus actividades principales.

How? we have a groups of experts in 7 different areas (all of us students) and we are planning for 12 months collect ample information to write a document were we can advise the authorities with biological data, that the place is important.
Sustentabilidad

Mercado: ¿Quién mas está abordando el problema aquí descrito ? ¿Cómo difiere el proyecto propuesto de esos enfoques?

The biggest challenge is to convence sponsors to help on this idea, we already have a agreement with the University and the Conservation Area (Ministry of Environment). We think we have no competition, because we are the only group of Students working together to protect an important land.
Equipo

Historia fundacional

Our Association are looking for ideas to make a positive impact, and we consider that the best way is to think in the next generation and protect the unique and amazing nature
Sobre ti
Sobre ti
Nombre

Claudio

Cuéntanos sobre tí/sobre tu equipo

We are a group of students (Bach. and Lic.) that create a Association in the School of Management of Natural Resources in Costa Rica-UNED.

¿Qué te hace un intraemprendedor? Cuáles son las habilidades, capacidades y rasgos personales que te hacen un intraemprendedor?

We, as a group, have taked some subjects on our university were we learn on how to make an evaluation of wildlife and how human behaviors could affect it. As well, all the member on the board are already working on different areas, we we already apply our knowledge.
The President had work for ASVO (A volunteers organization in Costa Rica) to conserve the Protected Areas in Costa Rica. He is working for the University as a Assistant.
The Vicepresident had work for 10 years on the research and conservation of Sea Turtles in the Caribbean Region,.
Another member is working for the Water Supply Company in the Conservation Area - He is working on the reforestation program.

Sobre tu organización
País de la Empresa

, AL, Cnetral

Principal país en el cual este proyecto está creando impacto social

, GU, Nicoya - Close to Palo Verde National Park

Países o regiones adicionales
Industria

Educación

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Innovación
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Idea (estás listo para lanzarla)

La Solución: ¿Por qué es innovadora la solución para tu compañía e industria?

This could be the first time that an Association of Students make this kind of evaluation and advise the government, as well we can provide a good option to regular students to practice what they are learning on classes. Its a unique opportunity to make a practice on the real case and protect an important area.

Impacto
¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?

None, our project is just an idea. But, we already convenced the University and the Ministry of Environment that we have a work to do on this area.

¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado en los próximos 3 años?

This project can protect forever a unique area, including flora, fauna and rivers.

¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?

We already have a plan, we consider the we just need the budget to start with collection of data.

Sostenibilidad
¿Cuál es el beneficio o valor que estás generando para el/los negocio/s?

Close from the "Cerro Rosario" Peak there is a community living, the second step is to create an eco-turism option for the local people, where they can keep protecting the area and have an socioeconomic alternative.

¿Cómo estás impulsando recursos internos (fondos, tiempo, concimiento, etc.) para sostener esta iniciativa?

Our Association is a group of students, and we have our own jobs, so we are planning to train other students (the ones that are not working yet) to come with us and collect data for 12 months. All of the experts will be assist by at least 3 students. About funds, we are looking for sponsors so support the idea.

Amplía tu respuesta, explicando el plan de financiación y sostenimiento a largo plazo.

We think that after this important step we can start working together with the community and get some funds with an eco-turism alternative.

Cuéntanos sobre tus asociados, dentro de tu empresa y por fuera, que sean claves para el éxito de tu proceso.

Our best partner is the University, we had some meetings with them and they are able to help us in many ways, for example, the can let us use all the field equipment that they have.
As well through the University, we get directly to the Ministry of Environment in Costa Rica.
And, all the students have a lot of experience in different areas.

¿Qué apoyo interno has tenido para tu proyecto? Qué tipos de retrocesos has sufrido?

So far everything had beeng so positive, meetings, plans... our Association and the University are ready to start with the research and idea.