The ARA Project - Alajuela - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
The ARA Project is a Costa Rican licensed zoological park and non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the two native macaw species of Costa Rica: the endangered Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus) and the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). The ARA Project operates a breeding program and reintroduction projects.
Villasmastatal Ecologically Sustainable Farm - San Jose - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
We are a local Costa Rican family living on a small organic farm. We are in the process of creating a sustainable living situation by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us, and participating in our local economy.
CEPIA - VILLARREAL, Guanacaste - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
CEPIA is a Costa Rican based non-profit and non-governmental organization, which seeks to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents from poor backgrounds in Costa Rica.
Asociacion Salvemos las Tortugas de Parismina - Limon - Costa Rica (click for project page)
ASTOP help to conserve the sea turtles which nest on the beaches of Parismina, to educate the local population on the importance of protecting local biodiversity and to contribute to the development of the region in a sustainable manner.
Asociacion de Voluntarios para el Servicio en las Areas - San José - Costa Rica (click for project page)
ASVO provides volunteers to Costa Rican National Parks and Reserves. Volunteers are needed for research, construction and maintenance work, English teaching, tourist assistance, interpretation and participate in various special projects.
Refuge for Wildlife - Nosara - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
Founded in January of 1999, the Refuge for Wildlife has been a place for injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife from Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica for 18 years. Initially, these animals arrived at the Refuge for Wildlife from our local neighbourhoods, then from the entire Nosara region and now from all over Costa Rica. Many of the new arrivals are very young orphaned Howler Monkeys.
Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary - Cobano de Puntarenas - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary and Penjamo Community Wildlife Refuge has been created on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and near to the beach towns of Santa Teresa and Montezuma.
Reserva Pacuare - San José - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
Our Reserve is a working Reserve and our projects need your support and enthusiasm! We need volunteers to help protect the beach, run with our recycling and grow our reforestation programme. We are open and welcoming to volunteers from any walk of life, with any range of enthusiasm and experience. The volunteer program may be particularly useful for those who are thinking of a profession in conservation or ecology.
Campanario Biological Station- Osa Peninsula - Costa Rica - (click for project pages)
The Campanario Biological Station lies in the Pacific lowland tropical rain forest of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica and stretches nearly 170 acres inland from the sea. It is proud to be home to a wide array of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Campanario offers Neotropical Ecology courses throughout the year for individuals, family groups and students of all ages.
Proyecto Campanario also offers a few unpaid internships for a minimum of 3 months throughout the year in the San José office and/or in the Campanario Biological Station. Interns must be qualified university students or graduates desiring to live and work with Costa Rican families.
COTERC - Tortuguero - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
Caño Palma Biological Station is situated approximately 8 kilometers north of the
village of Tortuguero on Costa Rica’s north-eastern coast. The Tortuguero area is an ancient flood plain covered by lowland Atlantic tropical wet forest and is the most biologically diverse ecosystem in Costa Rica.
Cano Palma Station was founded by, and is supported by the Canadian Organization For Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC). The mission of COTERC is to provide leadership in education, research, conservation, and the educated use of natural resources in the tropics.
Estación Las Tortugas - Provincia de Limón - Costa Rica (click for project page)
In 2000 Stanley Rodriguez, founded Estación Las Tortugas (The Turtle Station) in an effort to help save the population of sea turtles that visited Mondonguillo beach. This beach lies between the Mondonguillo Lagoon in the north, bordering with the Pacuare Nature Reserve, and the Urpiano Lagoon in the south, bordering with the Urpiano Lagoon Turtle Project. The beach protected consists of three kilometres of land, and the station is located about 25 kilometres (as the crow flies) north of Limon, on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.
La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm - El Peje de Repunta de Pérez Zeledón - Costa Rica (click for project page)
With stunning views of El Valle de General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains, including Mount Chirripo, La Gran Vista Agricultural Ecological Farm is well named. It is situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Protected forests, sublime beaches and fabulous waterfalls can all be found nearby. Finca ...La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001, as a non-profit project with the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region.
Sea Turtle Conservation Project,Asociation LAST - San Jose - Costa Rica - (click for project page)
LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) Association (formerly WIDECAST-Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican group with 11 members and a directive board of 5, working together to make a change in sea turtle conservation. We are member of WIDECAST, an international scientific network with country coordinators resident in more than 40 countries and territories of the Wider Caribbean Region. Our field teams are integrated by local assistants with unparalleled experience in sea turtle research and conservation, people with vast experience working with volunteers and environmental enthusiasts developing creative strategies to avoid the extinction of these species.