Community of San Juan Bosco
The community of San Juan Bosco, population of approximately 1,500, was first settled in the early
1960's. Motivated by land concessions for settlers offered by the National Government, 5 founding
families trecked east, and established the community. Over the course of 40 years, the community has
developed into the seat of the county, and is the first of any other town in province to have potable water
and a water sanitation treatment plant.
The community has cellular phone service, wireless internet throughout its dimensions, several restuarants,
hotel accomodations, and offers
a look into the prestine ecosystems which surround it.
Recent local acknowledgement of the consequences of cattle agriculture has been accompanied by
efforts by the local government to improve knowledge of enhanced agricultural techniques. Alternative
employment opportunities, including EcoTourism, have also been supported locally, as it is a source of
income for not only guides, but also local store owners, restaurants, and other services.
The fundamental goal of Jungle Dave Tours is to utilize Ecological Based tourism to fund community
development, beginning with environmental education and reforestation projects. University Scholarships
are given to local High School Valedictorians. Other projects include community green houses, providing
a source of vegetables to improve community nutrition, as well as improvement of educational materials in
across the county.
San Juan Bosco,