The Costa Rican coastline is rich in much more than just beauty. It offers a wide variety of marine life, including fish, crustaceans and mollusks. Thousands of Costa Rican families depend on fishing as a generator of employment, income and sustenance.
Through the reforestation of lands surround their water sources, ecological loans to reclaim their watershed and the involvement of all members of the community, the people of Río La Balsa are fighting to protect a quality of life they have enjoyed for generations. They are all aware that the quality of the water itself cannot be taken for granted.
“The Paths of Change” was shot on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Bahla Ballena, Punta Uvita. The film tells the story of a community in transition, faced with critical decisions on planning, zoning and development — decisions which will have a lasting impact on the social and environmental welfare of the region and it’s citizens.
Communicating the effects of climate change — and the urgency of action — is arguably the greatest challenge facing environmental educators today. The film highlights a community project in Playa Junquillal, a critical leatherback sea turtle nesting beach along Costa Rica’s quickly developing northwestern Pacific coast
The province of Rivas, on the most southwestern corner of Nicaragua, is home to one of the highest densities of biodiversity in Nicaragua. This land is the Paso del Istmo, a strip that extends over only 12 miles, goes from the wetlands along Lake Nicaragua across the humid forests of the coastal mountain range and down to the coastal dry forest bordering the Pacific Ocean.