white hawk foundation

In 2008 Lana Wedmore founded The White Hawk Foundation in response to the growing urgency to protect the land surrounding Corcovado National Park. Educating people locally and internationally about conservation is a passion of Lana and her team of guides. Lana’s message is very simple: “We must save the rain forests to save ourselves.” The White Hawk Foundation is a place where individuals and philanthropic entities can make a tangible difference. In the last ten years, contributions have enabled the foundation to acquire and protect land that could have been devastated by commercial or agricultural development.
white hawk foundation

The mission of the White Hawk Foundation is to promote the preservation of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica by engaging communities, research institutions, and businesses in a sustainable symbiotic relationship with nature. 

You are welcome to make a donation or spread the word. If you are a writer, reporter, or conservationist, please contact us to explore partnership opportunities. We would be so grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and receive your support to protect one of the most bio diverse places left on this planet.

Video Credit: Lisa Sihlberg

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La Semilla

The mission of La Semilla is to educate and inspire local people and visitors to the Osa Peninsula about the protection and preservation of our biodiversity and their health.


1. To design and implement an environmental and health education program in schools and in communities in order to educate and inspire the next generation of conservationists of the Osa.

2. To provide environmental and health education to local people and tourists, living in and visiting ecologically sensitive areas on the Peninsula in order to encourage behavior that is positive for the local wildlife, create passion for the biodiversity that exists and meet basic needs that allows for further interests, such as our environment.

3. One cannot conserve the environment unless their basic needs are met first- To provide health education and economic opportunities for local people.

The basic needs for humans are defined as being food, water, shelter and clothing, with further considerations being sanitation, education and healthcare. Unless these needs are met, we cannot expect people to care about the environment.

"One cannot conserve the environment unless their basic needs are met first"

– United Nations Brundtland Report, 1987