The Payment for Environmental Services (PES) is an example of the commitment of Costa Rica with
the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment. The Program recognizes the protection
of forest, biodiversity, water resources; the mitigation of greenhouse gases, and more.
It´s financed primarily with 3.5% of the fuel tax. However, money is not enough to meet the demand of
owners who expect recognition for this protection. The Forestry Act 7575 and its Regulations authorizes
Fonafifo to attract additional financial resources. In this way, the Development and Marketing Division
offers various products to offset the environmental footprint and carbon footprint, and to conserve rich
biodiversity of our country.
According to Law No. 7092, article 8, item q, duly verified donations that have been delivered
during the respective tax period to the State, are deductible from gross income.
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products and services offered: