Together we protect the rainforest in Costa Rica

the place where many of Nieuwkoop Europe's plants come from.


Thanks for saving a piece of rainforest!

Nieuwkoop Europe is the fulfilment partner for greenery. Many of the plants in our range grow in Costa Rica and because of the special bond we have with this country, we are happy to contribute to the protection of its nature and biodiversity.

With the certificate you have received, you protect with us. With the adoption of 1 m2 of rainforest, you contribute to the preservation and long-term protection of this piece of nature!

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About the Adopt Rainforest Foundation

As a stable and professional non-profit organisation, Adopt Rainforest provides a positive counterpoint to deforestation and biodiversity decline in the tropics. Since its founding in 2011, its goal has been to protect and, where necessary, restore 2,000 hectares of lowland rainforest in Costa Rica. Large enough for the endangered jaguar to survive there and important because of its high biodiversity and strategic location.

In addition, the foundation contributes to global tropical rainforest and biodiversity conservation. Not only because of its protection but also with the long-term biodiversity research in the reserve. The more knowledge we gain about the rainforest, the better we can protect it and share this knowledge. We do all this together with the local people who play a vital role in the success of this foundation.

More about the Adopt Rainforest Foundation

Part of the Adopt Rainforest reserve

Great that you have adopted or received a piece of rainforest as a gift!

Your adopted piece of rainforest in Costa Rica is managed and protected by the Adopt Rainforest Foundation. Its mission, together with all its donors and partners, is to protect a total of 2000 hectares of rainforest. This 2000 hectare area acts as an important buffer to the nearby Barbilla National Park and the Cabécar Indigenous Reserve. Costa Rica’s rainforest is one of the most beautiful, special and biodiverse places on earth: it is essential to preserve for current and future generations. The pressure on the rainforest is well felt in this region. From the inhabited world, deforestation is pushing further and further towards the National Park and Indigenous Reserve. Adopt Rainforest aims to ensure that both the National Park and the Indigenous Reserve remain untouched. So that animals, such as the Jaguar, can continue to exist here in peace.

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What’s living around your patch of rainforest?

Since 2017, an ongoing biodiversity survey has been running with the help of Dutch students. Together we are making an inventory of everything that lives in the reserve. It’s incredible how many animal species we’ve observed so far. Take the number of amphibians as an example. So far 37 different species have been observed just in our reserve, while the whole of the Netherlands has a total of 16 species of amphibians. This research has only been going on for a couple of years, so who knows what else we will encounter. Here is a list of the number of different species per animal group that we have observed in the reserve in recent years:

41 mammals | 324 birds | 303 butterflies |
| 68 reptiles | 37 amphibians | 36 fish |
| 86 dragonflies |

The location

Your piece of rainforest is in the Adopt Rainforest reserve and is located in eastern Costa Rica. It is typical lowland rainforest with high humidity and enormous biodiversity of plants and animals. The lowest point is about 50 meters above sea level and from the highest point you look out over the Caribbean Sea at 250 meters above sea level.  The reserve is located in the ecological corridor connecting North and South America (the Mesoamerican wildlife corridor), which isan important area for animals to migrate freely. It is part of “Reserva de Biosfera La Amistad” which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Coordinates: 10°00’24.6″N 83°21’19.9″W

Visit your piece of rainforest

Dive for 2 minutes into your piece of rainforest and admire all the beautiful animals that live in it:

Our main goal is to protect 2.000 hectares of rainforest.

Started with 3 hectares Goal: 2000 hectares
227 hectare Rainforest protected!