The Conservation International / The Nature Conservancy
is a North American tour operator that brings students, teachers, individuals and families to Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru for ecological expeditions that focus on conservation work, authentic cultural exchange, guided exploration and fun.
EcoTeach was instrumental in the development of educational programs for student travelers at Veragua and shares a common mission of promoting sustainability, innovation, and “hands- on” experiences.
EcoTeach travelers are given the opportunity to participate in one of the first worldwide innovative in-site conservation projects. In order to favor the in-site reproduction activity of the threaten species Agalychnis lemur and Cruziohyla calcarifer, and based on the successful experience Bryan Kubicki had with the placement of water containers inside the forest which were used by these species for reproduction, Veragua Rainforest and the University of Costa Rica create the first conservation project in which many of the variables of the natural sites are simulated. This type of study will fill many of the missing information regarding the natural history of these species, as well as it will address how much time each species need in order to colonize each site, and the percentage of birthrate in egg masses and tadpoles