‘Avatar’ creators fund reforestation project in Costa Rica

Image from the movie "Avatar"

Image from the movie "Avatar"

Giant Studios, creators of Avatar (a film released on December 18th), have come forward with the final infusion of funds needed for a reforestation project in Costa Rica

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.  Set in the year 2154 on Pandora, a fictional inhabited Earth-like moon, the film portrays the mining of Pandora’s precious minerals. A race of humanoids indigenous to the moon, based in a settlement called Hometree, resist the human mining project, which threatens the Pandoran ecosystem.

More trees mean more monkeys; photo of baby howler monkey by Dan Wilson, co-founder of La Reserva in Costa Rica

More trees mean more monkeys; photo of baby howler monkey by Dan Wilson, co-founder of La Reserva in Costa Rica

It seems fitting that the creators of a film that explores the exploitation of ecosystems would fund “Connecting Forest Islands in Costa Rica,” a project of the Lake Arenal-area La Reserva Forest Foundation.

Giant Studies named their donation “Project Hometree.”

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