Costa Rica Eco-sites

The Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education is an international institution for research and graduate studies in agricultural sciences, management of natural resources and related environmental matters.

EARTH University
The Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda studies and teaches sustainable agriculture in the humid tropic region. Visit their site and learn how you can help save the rain forests.

Eco Era
Eco Era Reserve: Experience the Natural Way. The Cerro Nara Reserve encompasses close to 10,000 hectares of rainforest and three major rivers. In addition to the abundance of flora and fauna, the reserve is home to the watershed of the Naranjo River that extends through the central basin, past Manuel Antonio National Park, and into the Pacific Ocean.

Based in Washington State and Costa Rica, this non-profit organization offers study tours, exchange projects and a very nice volunteer placement service between the two countries. Some of their projects are available for university credit.

Fundación Rios Tropicales
Their specific mission is to preserve, protect and restore the Pacuare and Reventazón River watersheds, which are threatened by several government hydroelectric projects. Learn what you can do to support their efforts to prevent the destruction of these important natural watersheds and the habitats within them.

Guanacaste Conservation Area
Information about the conservation area that includes Santa Rosa National Park.

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad - Focuses on projects that will provide sustainable development of our natural resources.

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
This consortium of universities operates three biological research stations in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary
Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary and Penjamo Community Wildlife Refuge are being created on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica by conservation-minded individual landowners who are committed to stopping hunting and providing safe habitat for animals.

Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center
The Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) is located in the northern lowland rainforest of Costa Rica near the town of Puerto Viejo. The SCLC works to foster environmental education in the local community and to support conservation projects to protect the Sarapiquí region's rich natural heritage.