The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
140 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603--5285
Tel: (312) 726-8000
July 5, 1994
Thomas S. Ray
ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories
2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho Soraku-gun
Kyoto 619-02 Japan
Dear Dr. Ray,
It is my pleasure to inform you that the MacArthur Foundation's Board of Directors has approved a grant of $250,000 to support stages four and six of the project described in ``A proposal to consolidate and stabilize the rain forest reserves of the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica.'' As you know, the area in stages four and six of your proposal is our first priority because of our earlier $1,000,000 challenge grant which helped to establish the Zona Protectora.
Our grant for this land purchase was made to the Organization for Tropical Studies and passed through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). This arrangement makes it possible to obtain a matching award from NFWF on a 1:2 basis, bringing the total to $375,000.
I am glad that the Foundation can continue to be involved in this important area, and I hope you are able to move things along for the area north of La Selva that is your first priority.
With every best wish,
Dan M. Martin
World Environment and