Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) is a non-profit project based at the Blue Banyan Inn near Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. KSTR runs a wildlife rescue, where we treat, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned animals, with a sanctuary for those that cannot survive in the wild on their own. We also have various other conservation and education projects.
Alcohol (70%), Band-Aids, Capillary Tubes, Darrows Concentrate, Disinfectant – F10 supplies, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Ice/Cold Packs, Needles, Pen Torches/Flashlights, Ringers, Scissors, Small Scissors, Splints, Test Tubes, Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, and Stethoscopes
Dissecting Kits for Postmortems, Lubricant, Surgical Instrument Cleaner, Surgical Instrument Marking Tape, and Swabs
10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, 50ml Syringes, and O-ring Feeding Syringes with Luer Lock Tip/1ml Syringes
Stain Kits (for blood & fecal smears) and Urinalysis Test Strips
Chloramex, Karbadust, Probiotics Powders/Capsules for Animals, and Wound Spray
Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Cat Food, Dog Food, Esbilac Milk Replacement Formula, Hill A/D Cat Food, and Mazuri Primate Biscuits
Bird Identification Book, Field Guides to Plants and Trees, Fowler’s Zoo & Wild Animal Medicine Volume 8, and Laboratory Reference Book
Calculators, File Folders, Markers, Plastic Sleeves, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.