Legacy Projects

La Selva Research Station

La Selva has become one of the most important sites in the world for research on tropical rainforests.

Your support can provide critical funds for:

  • Repairs and upgrades to the La Selva Research Station
  • Installation of solar panels – David and Deborah Clark are offering a 1:1 match to install additional solar panels, which will save more than $80,000 per year in energy costs.

Las Cruces Research Station

Las Cruces is home to the Wilson Botanical Garden, the most famous botanical garden in Central America. It is also the center for restoration ecology work in Southern Costa Rica. The garden is in need of new plant material, signage, and equipment.

Palo Verde Research Station

The Palo Verde Research Station is home to the Palo Verde wetland, one of the largest and most important wetlands in Central America. The surrounding area is also home to one of the largest tropical lowland dry forest remaining in Mesoamerica. Palo Verde’s wetlands have been classified an international UNESCO Ramsar site for wetland protection. OTS is launching an ambitious plan to engage stakeholders in Guanacaste and throughout Costa Rica to restore the Palo Verde wetland.

To learn more about each research station, please visit this link.

For more information about these projects, please contact James Boyle, Vice President of Philanthropy.

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