Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento ForestalThis brand echoes with our objectives, programs and projects. With Esencial CR we want to publicize our products that help organizations achieve environmental objectives, mitigate and compensate their environmental footprint. With this brand we want to generate additional financial resources for payment for environmental services in Costa Rica, an internationally recognized program that contributes to the protection and recovery of the green forest of our country.
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Fonafifo is a public institution, created by Forest Law 7575 in 1996, and is directed by a Board of Directors with representatives of the public and private sectors. We have more than 20 years of experience in Payments for Environmental Services (PES), and in forest development activities including a Credit Program. Since 1997 we have established agreements with organizations to develop forestry projects to compensate the impact of their productive activities, or to achieve environmental objectives. We are authorized by the National Program C-Neutrality to sell Compensation Units of greenhouse gas emissions, we have measurable, verifiable and reportable projects. We also offer an innovative Payment for Environmental Services Project called Bosque Vivo OSA, through which funders support farm owners who protect biodiversity. BV-OSA donors receive information about wildlife records, images and videos that we generate with biological monitoring. All donations that are given to Fonafifo can be applied for recognition in the payment of income tax.