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Veragua Foundation and Tropical Science Center partner for conservation in Costa Rica

Article by Shannon Farley The Veragua Foundation for Education and Rainforest Research has joined with the Tropical Science Center (TSC) in an important and strategic alliance for research, tourism and sustainability in Costa Rica. Both nonprofit organizations in Costa Rica focus on protecting the environment, and engage in scientific research, sustainability, environmental education and ecotourism.

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New Discoveries in Butterflies in Costa Rica

Biologists at the Veragua Foundation for Rainforest Research are discovering new species of butterflies in Costa Rica. Find out what’s new! Article by Shannon Farley Seeing butterflies in Costa Rica in the rainforest is always a thrill. It’s easy to marvel at huge electric blue Morpho butterflies and delicate, transparent Glass Wing butterflies. In Costa Rica there are more butterflies and moths than in the entire United States and Canada combined – 1,596 species of butterflies in Costa Rica and at least 11,000 moths. And...

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Secrets of Rainforest Animals Discovered

Look who lives in Veragua Rainforest. See images of elusive rainforest animals captured by camera traps. What goes on in the rainforest when no person is there to watch? At Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park in Costa Rica, they’re finding out with the help of a few hidden camera traps. Elusive rainforest animals like jaguars, pumas and ocelots are hard for humans to see in the wild. These big cats, and many other animals, prefer solitude and to steer clear of...

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Veragua Rainforest participates in important local Science Fair

On September 23, Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park joined in the XVII edition of “Biociencia” (Bio-Science), an event that closed the annual scientific and conservation education program of Ecology Project International (EPI Costa Rica).

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Frog research at Veragua Rainforest helps with climate change

Studies by Costa Rican biologists at Veragua Rainforest help Costa Rica act under the Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change. According to Costa Rican biologist José Salazar Zúñiga, the harbinger of serious climate change on the planet is frogs. “The principle group that measures any climate change is the amphibians, because they absorb any chemicals by their skin. Rain cycles affect frogs’ reproductive cycles. Some frogs only reproduce one or two times per year, usually in rainy season and with a full moon....

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