The Forest Guardian program provides a home for a local family and monthly salary to regularly patrol blocks of land. If a block of land is inhabited, opportunistic loggers and poachers stay away. Our guardians are educated on our conservation policy which in turn has an effect on the wider forest community. The guardians also form a network of vital data collection. Through them we are able to gather information on animal populations and habitats, monitor seasonal variability, collect botanical samples and stay abreast of local government and community issues. It takes just $100 per month to fund a local family as a forest protector.