When you travel to Costa Rica with Wildland Adventures, you help support Fundacion Neotropica, a private, non-profit organization addressing the multiple issues that allow ecotourism to be a positive force in protecting natural heritage and improving the quality of life for present and future communities. Neotropica works to achieve its goals by conducting projects in the areas of natural resource management, community development, environmental education and environmental policy.
Anyone who has traveled with us to Costa Rica over the years should take pride that together we have donated over $25,000 to the Neotropical Foundation for conservation and community development projects throughout the country. It’s our way of giving back and one way of off-setting the environmental impacts from carbon release during our trips.
Contributions in 2004-2006 have made it possible for the Foundation’s Environmental Educator to work with schools in the Osa region providing visits and directed activities that contribute to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable initiatives. Our community-based environmental education project in the Osa Peninsula supported training of more than 3,000 local students, 1,500 young people from other parts of Costa Rica, and 3,000 international visitors.
The Travelers Conservation Trust [TCT] is an affiliate non-profit program of Wildland Adventures which gives our travelers the opportunity to support conservation and help indigenous communities at a local level worldwide.