Project Summary
Nature and Species Conservation Projects in Costa Rica

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Reserva Finca Currè - Stepping Stone in the Biological Corridor Talamanca-Caribe

The existence of Caribbean coastal rain forests is highly threatened. By purchasing 85 hectares of primary forest it was possible to safeguard a valuable connecting link in the biological corridor of Talamanca-Caribe from imminent deforestation.

Monte Alto – Reforestation in the Headwaters of the Rio Nosara

In order to allow livestock farming, extensive areas of species-rich dry forests in the province of Guanacaste were cleared. This has resulted in dry periods, alternating with flooding and soil erosion. In the forest reservation of Monte Alto, the headwaters of the Rio Nosara are being conserved and gradually reforested. The natural vegetation and the water supply can regenerate themselves, and many animal and plant species are returning.

Maquenque – Conservation of the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)
                                                                                                                          Poaching, illegal trade, and the destruction of their habitat have forced the Great Green Macaw near extinction. By protecting their breeding grounds and through applied environmental education, these endangered parrots are given a chance to survive. 

Gandoca – Protection of Endangered Marine Turtles
                                                                                                                                The beach of Gandoca is one of the most important nesting sites for leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) worldwide. Surveillance of the nests with the help of volunteers from all over the world made it possible to almost fully prevent theft of eggs from the turtle enclosures. The successful conservation of marine turtles also provides an economic alternative for the local population. Thus, previous poachers have become species conservationists.

What we do:

• Conservation of valuable natural habitats by establishing and managing protected areas
• Restoration of ecosystems through reforestation and natural regeneration

• Conservation of biological diversity and endangered species
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• Promotion of sustainable use

• Environmental education and increasing public awareness

What is important to us:

• Support of selected projects with a sustaining effect
• Long-term cooperation with local partners
• Applied scientific research, monitoring and evaluation
• Quick decision-making process and minimal administrative costs
• Voluntary commitment of members and supporters
• Tropica Verde is a political and confessional independent organisation

What you can do:

• Support TROPICA VERDE by making a donation!
• Become a member and commit yourself actively towards our mission!
• Adopt or give away a sponsorship for primary forests or projects for the protection of species
• You are already a member? Then inform yourself about TROPICA VERDE and convince others to join our cause!

Thank you very much for your help!