501c3 Non-Profit Rainforest Conservation and Education Center
We own and caretake over 1,000 acres of protected rainforest parkland. Our mission is to protect the rainforest's ecosystems by preventing the poaching of wildlife and supporting the rainforest canopy to flourish.
Eco Era wildlife refuge was founded in 1991 as a non-profit environmental and educational organization. This rainforest wildlife refuge is located in the Cerro Nara watershed of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Our land is part of the 7,500 acre Zona Protectora Cerro Nara protected rainforest parklands. Eco Era was created to protect biodiversity and endangered species by ensuring that critical habitat is preserved in a pristine state and to educate people about the importance of protecting the earth to ensure a sustainable future for all beings.
This land is home to one of the purest watersheds left on earth, in one of the most bio-diverse critical habitat regions in the world. The rainforest is a major contributor to the regulation of climate change and mitigator of global carbon emissions. Our current global environmental crisis demands that our rainforests be protected to ensue a future for life on earth.
We offer various immersive educational programs designed to bring participants into closer connection to our earth through raising awareness about the importance of conserving our natural world.
Why is Rainforest Conservation Crucial For Our Planet?
Carbon Emission Clean Up
Forests regulate climate at local, regional and continental scales, by producing atmospheric moisture and rainfall, and controlling temperature. Forests provide multiple water and climate-related services, including precipitation recycling, cooling, water purification, infiltration and groundwater recharge.
Crucial Habitat Preservation
The preservation of habitats helps to maintain the diversity of entire ecosystems. A habitat meets all the environmental conditions an organism needs to survive. For an animal, that means everything it needs to find and gather food, select a mate, and successfully reproduce. For a plant, a good habitat must provide the right combination of light, air, water, and soil.
Maintain Healthy Water Sheds
Healthy watersheds provide us with clean drinking water, which all life needs to survive. Healthy watersheds provide ecosystem services including: nutrient cycling, carbon storage, erosion/sedimentation control, increased biodiversity, soil formation, water storage, water filtration, flood control and healthy forests.