The Veragua Foundation / Fundación Veragua

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The Foundation for Rainforest Research (“The Veragua Foundation”) finances lines of research in a 77-hectare (190-acre) property in the mountains of the Costa Rican Caribbean region, where Veragua is located. It has a partnership with the Universidad de Costa Rica and collaborates with renowned universities from around the world.

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Help buy or replace field equipment such as traps, camtraps, headlamps, rain ponchos, materials for artificial breeding sites
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Help buy sound recorders for monitoring bioacustic activity in the conservancy programs
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Ongoing environmental education programs with the local communities
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The Foundation for Rainforest Research (“The Veragua Foundation”) finances lines of research in a 77-hectare (190-acre) property in the mountains of the Costa Rican Caribbean region, where Veragua is located.  It has a partnership with the Universidad de Costa Rica and collaborates with renowned universities from around the world.  The Foundation has adopted two local schools that it contributes with maintenance, school supplies, and learning programs directly and along with other organizations that it has drawn to the area.

The Foundation for Rainforest Research (“The Veragua Foundation”) was constituted on February 5th, 2013.  It is based in the ecotourism park known as the Veragua Rainforest located in the tropical rainforest of Limón, Costa Rica.  As stipulated in its Legal Constitution, the objective of the foundation is:

“To support, finance, and promote the research of flora and fauna in the tropical rainforest of Veragua and its surrounding areas; to share and discuss with neighbors and visitors the accumulated scientific knowledge produced by the research; and to make charitable contributions to benefit neighboring local communities in the Veragua Rainforest vicinity.”

In essence, the Foundation for Rainforest Research carries out research in a wonderful rainforest that is valuable to the planet and world citizens.  Find out more about our activities, contribute to our discovering more species and providing knowledge to the world environmental community, and assist us in having a positive social impact in one of Costa Rica’s most vulnerable areas.

Resources

The Foundation’s resources come from generous donations from:

- Visitors to the Veragua Rainforest

- Individual and institutional donors in Costa Rica and the United States, and

- Inversiones Veragua Global IVG S.A. (the ownership company of the Veragua Rainforest), which is the main benefactor

Thanks to the collaboration from these donors, the Foundation is able to operate two rainforest research laboratories, to retain full-time biologists and assistants, and to maintain partnerships with renowned academic institutions such as the University of Costa Rica, facilitating our publication of findings and sharing them with the world community.  To date, we have uncovered eleven (11) new animal species at Veragua.

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