Adopt your own
piece of rainforest!

For just €2,50 you can adopt 1 m² of rainforest in Costa Rica
and help us protect the forest and its biodiversity.

Adopting a piece of rainforest: it sounds strange, but this is a serious cause. Our organization is here to fight the deforestation and decline of biodiversity in the tropics.

You can give the forest a future

Our approach focuses on protecting one of the most beautiful and special places on earth: the Costa Rican rain forest. With its incredibly high biodiversity it’s more than worth protecting. It is an essential part of our world, and of our future.

Our goal

We want to protect at least 2000 hectares of rain forest. Ultimately, we want to make it a safe haven again and have monkeys and jaguars return to the area.

This means we do more than protecting the forest and planting new trees. We also help build a better future for the locals. We educate children about the importance of the forest and conduct research. Because we know, that the better we get to know the rainforest, the better we will be able to protect it.

Discover the most important aspects of our approach:

What we do:

Long-term protection

Our main goal is to protect 2.000 hectares of rainforest.

Started with 3 hectares GOAL: 2000 hectares
140 hectares

What we have accomplished so far

Together with our contributors and partners we make all the difference in the world. Check out what we have done so far and be part of our next triumph.

Adopt Rainforest exceeds target amount crowdfunding campaign!

The crowdfunding campaign for the local workers of Work with Nature in Costa Rica has been more than successful! We still have 3 days to go and have already reached the target amount! Great to be able to support the local population in this way and to keep the research project going.
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Adopt Rainforest reserve on Dutch television!

At the end of September a crew of Dutch television came to film at our reserve in Costa Rica! The filming is for the programme ‘De Buitendienst’, which is described by the producers as a nature programme for children from 8 to 88 years ;-). There are two episodes recorded. The first episode will be about trees and their superpowers, in which Matthijs will tell about the importance of the tropical rainforest.
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131 – hectares of rainforest protected!

Wow! Thanks to many donors and funds, it has been possible to protect a new plot of 38 hectares of rainforest. This brings our total to 131 hectares of protected rainforest!

2017 – Research in rainforest started!

At the beginning of June 2017, Adopteer Regenwoud, together with Dutch students from various green courses, launched two long-term studies in the Work with Nature reserve!

2016 – Construction ranger station realised

The construction of a ranger station at a strategic location in the protected Work with Nature reserve has been realised! From now on the rainforest will be continuously guarded and we will employ a local labour force.

Discover the latest

Adopt Rainforest exceeds target amount crowdfunding campaign!

The crowdfunding campaign for the local workers of Work with Nature in Costa Rica has been more than successful! We still have 3 days to go and have already reached the target amount! Great to be able to support the local population in this way and to keep the research project going.
(more…)

Adopt Rainforest starts crowdfunding campaign for local workers!

Everyday life has come to a standstill all over the world. Nature conservation projects have also come to a halt. With major consequences for people and nature. More than 200,000 people in Costa Rica depend on ecotourism. Unfortunately, thousands of people have been made redundant since the borders were closed. Our local forces on the […]

Despite the corona crisis, investigations continue in Costa Rica

Despite the fact that there are no students because of the Corona crisis, the research continues (partly).

In the Netherlands, some students are busy analysing data, but also in Costa Rica inventories are still being made. Accompanied by guide Tapa, Hanneke and Maarten walk the transects in different habitats.

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Adopt Rainforest reserve on Dutch television!

At the end of September a crew of Dutch television came to film at our reserve in Costa Rica! The filming is for the programme ‘De Buitendienst’, which is described by the producers as a nature programme for children from 8 to 88 years ;-). There are two episodes recorded. The first episode will be about trees and their superpowers, in which Matthijs will tell about the importance of the tropical rainforest.
(more…)

131 – hectares of rainforest protected!

Wow! Thanks to many donors and funds, it has been possible to protect a new plot of 38 hectares of rainforest. This brings our total to 131 hectares of protected rainforest!

Costa Rica – from large-scale deforestation to a paradise for eco tourism

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful nature, a country with an exceptionally high diversity of plants and animals (one of the highest percentages of biodiversity in the world). A country for the true ecotourist. Over the past twenty years, ecotourism has become increasingly important to Costa Rica. In 2019, there were nearly 3 million tourists in Costa Rica of which 80% are considered ecotourists. (more…)

Special glass frog in the reserve!

Now that student Sonny, a pure night tour specialist, is about to finish his internship, a lot of great discoveries are made at the last minute. To top it all off, last week we found a special glass frog in the reserve. This Hyalinobatrachium dianae – Diane’s Bare-hearted Glass Frog was only discovered and described […]

The rainy season part 1: Glass frogs

In the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica most rain falls in May to August. The fact that it rains is good for all life of course, but can be quite difficult for our biologists in the Work with Nature reserve; the paths become muddy, the laundry doesn’t dry and the project is sometimes briefly inaccessible because rivers are filling up. (more…)

Bedreigde Groene Ara’s laten zich weer zien!

Costa Rica is één van de landen waar de met uitsterven bedreigde Groene Ara (Ara ambiguus) voorkomt. Tientallen jaren geleden was de soort hier bijna uitgestorven door vernietiging van haar leefgebied maar vooral ook omdat de favoriete boom (Dipteryx panamensis) van deze spectaculaire vogel voor het waardevolle hout werd gekapt. (more…)