• Camaronal National Wildlife Refuge - Sea Turtle Conservation
    Camaronal Wildlife Refuge was initially founded to aid conservation efforts aimed at protecting the four species of sea turtles that build their nests on Camaronal's beach. The olive ridley, the leatherback, the hawksbill and the black sea turtle all lay their eggs in the reserve's sands, making this a critical location for the continued survival of these endangered animals.
  • Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge
    The Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve is home to the San Miguel Biological Station which was developed to promote and support teaching, research, and environmental education and has facilities that include classrooms, laboratories and a reference library. 
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park - Tapir Conservation
    Tenorio Volcano National Park offers volunteers the opportunity to experience a unique rainforest habitat that is influenced by the Atlantic and Pacific slope of Costa Rica.  This makes it attractive for national and international tourists who have an opportunity to enjoy great scenic beauty as well as forestry and animal species native to the area. 


  • Analog Forestry Workshops - Analog Forestry is an approach to ecological restoration which uses natural forests as guides to create ecologically stable and socio-economically productive landscapes. Analog Forestry is a complex and holistic form of silviculture, which minimizes external inputs, such as agrochemicals and fossil fuels, instead fostering ecological function for resilience and productivity. 


  • Sustainable Living Expeditions
    A week-long educational expedition where you’ll tour sustainable solutions and ecologically harmonious living practices at many amazing projects across Costa Rica. You will learn from a diverse team of regenerative experts, how to increase your personal sustainability and how to share your growth with those around you.


  • San Jose Urban Biological Corridor / River Tour
    Children in the neighborhood of Los Cipreses are growing their forest as their urban community in San José, Costa Rica embraces restoration efforts.  The opportunity to walk and get muddy with members of the community and watch a dream evolve, has been a highlight for collaborators of IAFN throughout the year.

  • La Cangreja Biological Corridor - Scarlet Macaw Conservation
    The scarlet macaw biological corridor project is a multifaceted conservation project that  involves extensive reforestation along with extensive community outreach designed to raise awareness in the area´s local residents, organized groups and related institutions about the need to protect the red macaw population.  We have 50,000 native spieces trees ready to plant

Citizen Science

  • Shark and Ray Population Monitoring 
  • Ocean Reef Monitoring

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