In 199x, Tiskita started the Tiskita Foundation to carry out conservation and community development in the area. However, Peter Aspinall, Tiskita's owner, had already been involved in conservation and community development since his arrival in the area in the late 1970s. The Tiskita Foundation operates in Punta Banco and surroundings, including the nearby Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve.
For information about how to support the Tiskita Foundation, please contact Tiskita.
Besides being an ecolodge, Tiskita is an offical (private) biologial reserve that protects xxx acre of primary and secondary tropical rainforest. The Tiskita Foundation is actively involved in conservation.
anti-tuna farm campaign
protected marine zone
Peter has been reforesting since the 1970s, there are tree nurseries for native trees all over Tiskita.
scarlet macaw project
There were 73 Scarlet Macaws released in Tiskita. The reintroduction is an ongoing project by The ARA Project, a macaw conservation organization in Costa Rica. Tiskita has hosted the project since xxxx and continuously provides support (labour, land, material, staff housing etc.).
sea turtle program
The beaches by Tiskita and Punta Banco are nesting beaches for Green and Olive Ridley sea turtles. To protect the eggs from poaching, marine conservation organization PRETOMA runs a restoration program where the eggs are relocated to a hatchery in Punta Banco.
Tiskita has been actively involved in community development since the 1980s. Since 19xx, community development is carried out by the Tiskita Foundation.
The Tiskita foundation donated labour, materials and transportation of materials for the construction of the Pavones, Nicaragua and Punta Banco bridges, and donated, transported and constructed a bridge over the Rio Claro river in the Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve.
The Tiskita Foundation donated 1000 square meters for the construction of the Punta Banco Community Center.
The Tiskita Foundation installed an electric generator before there was electricity in the area.
The Tiskita Foundation donated all the construction material for the health center in Punta Banco.
A Canadian NGO uses the health center once a year to provide free dental care to local people. The Tiskita Foundation helped to raise funds for the portable dental unit in the health center.
The Tiskita Foundation maintains most of the road between Pavones and Punta Banco.
The Tiskita Foundation donated school supplies to the schools in Cocal Amarillo, La Hierba, Pavones, Punta Banco and Vista del Mar. School supplies were also donated to schools in the Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve (Altamira and La Laguna), which is only accessible by foot and horse.
The Tiskita Foundation donated and constructed toilets and showers in the Punta Banco school.
Due to its conservation and reforestation efforts, the Tiskita Foundation is able to supply nearly all of the Punta Banco village with potable water