Rainforest Conservation Organization
In 1991 Eco Era was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to protect the 7,500 acres of the Cerro Nara Mountain Range in Costa Rica. Our organization stewards the protection of both privately owned and government owned lands. Our projects aim not only to protect the rainforest, but provide meaning humanitarian benefits to people through access to clean water, and therapeutic wellness programs in nature.
Eco Era was originally 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 living beings.
Our lands have been studied extensively by international biologist because of our regions biodiversity, critical habitats, pure watershed and endemic species. Our current global environmental crisis demands that our rainforests be protected to ensue a future for life on earth.
Since 1991, our organization has expanded to include partnerships with organizations that promote health and wellness through immersions in nature. Our programs take place at our retreat center, Posada Natura, just 10 minutes from Cerro Nara. By offering programs that heal and bring people into a healthy emotional connection to nature, we hope to create a global culture that is aware of our species' dependence on the natural world and the importance of protecting it.
Why is rainforest conservation crucial?
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.
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.