The Indigenous Communities

We are working closely with various members of the Boruca Indigenous Community of Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountain Range. The Borucans are one of a small number of indigenous communities never fully displaced by the Spanish Conquest in the 1500s and their name in their indigenous language is synonymous with the land upon which they are believed to have resided since 1500 BC.
The Boruca Indigenous Community’s territory is protected by the Indigenous Law initially brought in by Costa Rica’s government in 1977. This law protects many of the rights and freedoms of the Boruca people and therefore promotes the conservation of the forests and mountains on this land. Protecting culture, heritage and nature is a part of being Boruca and that’s why we’ve loved learning about these people and their home.



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