Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica says: “We have demonstrated it is possible to revert deforestation.”


Costa Rica, August 14, 2019.  WWF Mesoamerica has received support from the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada following the launch of the Our Planet Netflix series, created in collaboration with WWF which has sparked a global conversation to protect nature.

President Alvarado said: “We have the need to speak loud and clear to the entire world, to tell them that we, the most vulnerable countries to climate change, require that decisions must be made to preserve our integrity, that we protect our people and work together towards a healthy and sustainable planet.”

The Our Planet project launches at a critical time when our nature and wildlife is under threat like never before. Recent figures from WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 show that global populations of vertebrate species have, on average, declined by 60 per cent since 1970 – less than a lifetime.

WWF is calling on the public to stand up for the planet and is asking global leaders to address our nature emergency by sending a clear political signal to work together to develop a global plan of action, a New Deal for Nature and People. This would position nature at the centre of economic security, the efforts to address the current climate crisis and the sustainable development 2030 agenda - as the foundation for a healthy society, fair economy for all, and for global security.

Andreas Lehnhoff, WWF Mesoamerica director said: “We’re the first generation to know the full impact of what we’re doing to our planet, and the last that has the chance to do anything about it.  If people around the world speak out and say our planet is worth protecting, our leaders will have no choice but to listen”.

Go to to find out how you can help our planet to thrive again by adding your voice calling for urgent action, make a pledge, and be part of an interactive journey exploring our astonishing planet through an explorable globe. Follow Our Planet on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and be part of the conversation with #ShareOurPlanet.