About the Veragua Foundation

The Foundation for Rainforest Research (“The Veragua Foundation”) was constituted on February 5th, 2013.  Its legal domicile is the ecotourism park known as the Veragua Rainforest located in the tropical rainforest of Limón, Costa Rica, and its administrative office is in the capital city of San José, Costa Rica.

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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.”

Funding Sources

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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.

Control and fiduciary responsibility over Foundation resources is maintained by its Executive Director and Founders Committee, comprised by seven key environmentalists and executives, who oversee Foundation activities and administration.

Research Papers

The Veragua Foundation is constantly generating scientific publications in order to protect the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Therefore, our team of biologists send their publications to the University of Costa Rica and universities around the world in order to enrich human knowledge and at the same time protect wildlife.

If it is of your interest to be able to read and understand these scientific articles, please click the button and you will be able to access the main investigations of the Veragua Foundation.

Lines of Research

The projects are the result of research carried out jointly between Veragua Rainforest and the University of Costa Rica.

 These projects aim to involve naturalists and volunteers to become new researchers. It is also intended to raise environmental awareness in a community with limited access to education.

One goal of this sector is to generate interest in the scientific community, as well as to invite other researchers to participate in ongoing projects in the Park.

Community Work

Veragua Rainforest contributes to local schools in an effort to support local elementary school education. In addition to providing complimentary visits to groups of local schoolchildren and school faculty, we also organize charitable days where our team members and visiting student groups put in man hours of work at a local school.

Volunteers interact with the school children on such activities as: maintenance projects, English tutoring, tree planting and singing local songs with the children.

Alliances

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