Kids Saving the Rainforest was founded by two 9 year old girls in 1999 for the purpose of educating people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest, to set-up programs to preserve and protect the rainforest and its wildlife. KSTR, a 501 (c)(3) tax deductible non-profit, encourages awareness of the critical importance of saving rainforests in general for the survival of our planet and encourages all who participate to take part in sound ecological practices in their homes, schools and communities as well.
KSTR invites participation by schools, children’s organizations and individuals throughout the United States and abroad who further the purpose by learning about the rainforest, doing projects that raise money to donate to KSTR and spreading the message further through educating others. KSTR reaches out to kids, teachers, parents, rehabilitation specialists, primatologists, willing volunteers and others around the world.
Our headquarters and projects in the Manuel Antonio rainforest continue to make positive changes in the health of the mono titi monkeys and hundreds of abandoned, sick or injured animals who are helped and then released from our Wildlife Rescue Center. We are very proud that the endangered Titi monkey population has increased from 1200 individuals in our area to around 3700 according to a recent study, and will continue to administer our successful Monkey Bridge Project and reforestation efforts to continue this trend.
The consciousness of every visitor to our Wildlife Sanctuary has been raised with the rainforest education we share there. Rainforest wildlife corridors have been enhanced by our reforestation program so the animals have healthier ranges for their groups from one area to another without crossing roads or hotel properties on the ground. Please join us by learning more, donating generously, visiting us when you’re in Costa Rica, and volunteering when you can.
Video of President of Kids Saving the Rainforest, Jennifer Rice, explaining the inspiration of the nonprofit