Asociación Conservacionista de Monteverde / Monteverde Conservation League

Education
Conservation
Monteverde

A non-profit civil organization whose mission is to “preserve, conserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.” Also involved in organizing educational opportunities, reforestation projects, scientific research, sustainable development, and ecotourism.

Protect one Acre
Sponsor the protection of one acre of the Children's Eternal Rainforest for one year
20.00
Forest Ranger - 1 day
Pay the salary of a forest ranger for one day
40.00
Forest Patrol Supplies
Purchase a backpack for overnight forest patrols
100.00
Digital Camera
Purchase a digital camera for forest rangers (needed for documentation of poaching, logging, and other infractions)
300.00
Camera "trap"
Purchase one "camera trap" - motion sensor camera for documenting wildlife as well as poacher activity
500.00
Forest Ranger - 1 month
Pay the salary of a forest ranger for one month
1125.00
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The Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) is a non-profit civil organization whose mission is to “preserve, conserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.” The MCL is involved in organizing educational opportunities, reforestation projects, scientific research, sustainable development, and ecotourism.

Through land acquisition, they have helped to create the largest private nature reserve in Costa Rica – the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (Bosque Eterno de los Niños or BEN), which spans some 54,000 acres (22,500 hectares) of primary and secondary rainforest.

The MCL's new visitor center and offices are located in the community of Cerro Plano (in Monteverde), some 50 meters before the Monteverde Butterfly Garden.

In Monteverde, the MCL also has a trail system and a visitor center set upon 28 acres of protected premontane Pacific slope forest, called Bajo del Tigre. Here, visitors have the opportunity to observe toucans, mot-mots, white-faced monkeys, agoutis, coatis and more along 3.3 km of trails.

In La Tigra de San Carlos, the MCL has a children's nature center named Finca Steller. Here, there is a classroom, kid’s house, tree nursery, and trails through both primary and secondary forest.

The MCL has two biological stations located within the reserve as well, San Gerado and Poco Sol.

San Gerardo is located along the Atlantic slope of the Tilarán mountain range at an elevation of nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m). This station can accommodate 32 people and offers facilities for students, tourists and researchers. It has spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and the surrounding forest. There are trails through both primary and secondary forest, as well as regenerating pastures.

The Poco Sol station can also accommodate up to 32 people and has classrooms, a kitchen, dining hall and lecture hall. There are trails nearby through both primary and secondary forest, as well as regenerating pastures. There is a great variety of habitat here, including a large natural lagoon and several gorgeous waterfalls.

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