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Community Based Conservation Costa Rica

 

Description

Our cloud forest reserve is a project which mixes conservation, eco-tourism and education. It is a national example of conservation at a community level and is administered and managed by the administrative board of the Santa Elena Public High School. All the earnings by ecotourism goes to the keeping and protection of the forest and for the dev […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
1 week minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18-55

Cost:
Volunteers live with a family in the local village at a cost of US$20 per day, which includes room and 3 meals a day. Transportation to/from the reserve costs US$4 per day.

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Reviews

An amazing opportunity to help and learn about the cloud forest
"I spent two weeks helping at the Reserve and I was able to help out in various different ways, from maintenance to helping create some information materials. The team there is absolutely lovely. I had a great experience. They don't hand-hold you through a set program of activities but are open to understanding how your skills can best help them, so as long as you bring some self-initiative, you can make this experience as beneficial as you want."- Olivia Fava-Verde

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