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Celebrating Over 25 Years of Conservation Success!

In 1987 Swedish school children started a worldwide effort to purchase and protect rainforest in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica, one of the planet’s most bio diverse habitats.  Since then, children and adults from 44 nations have joined that effort.  Today, the 55,000 acre Children’s Eternal Rainforest is a testament to the change that can be accomplished by individual direct action.   Your support helps to protect the air we breathe, the water we use and the amazing abundance of life on which we depend.   Partner with us today!

Why the Children’s Eternal Rainforest Is Different:  The incredible biodiversity of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest means your contribution has more ecological impact here than almost anywhere else on earth.  Watch a video about the forest or read about this forest’s unique ecology.


What We Do

Rainforest conservation supports life.  Your support helps us with:

Land Purchase:  Wildlife cannot survive without necessary habitat and pathways for migration. We help restore the forest.

Land Protection:  Rainforest creatures are under continuous threat from poaching and habitat destruction.    This can be prevented.

Education:  Community outreach helps people understand that we all depend on the rainforest. Have us visit your group or school today.

Eco Travel:  Experience the forest and its breathtaking array of inhabitants first hand for a trip that will change your view of the world. Travel with us.

A Baby Three Toed Sloth: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest abounds with creatures of all kinds.

Unparalleled Biodiversity:

Did you know the Children’s Eternal Rainforest protects more biodiversity than most places on earth, including:

  • 154 species of amphibians and reptiles
  • 121 kinds of mammals
  • 450 bird species
  • 3,000 different kinds of plants including 800 species of trees and 500 types of orchids
  • Tens of thousands of insect species

Costa Rica boasts 5% of the world’s species diversity in an area that’s smaller than West Virginia!  We are committed to protecting these creatures and their habitat.

A One in a Million Chance:

The Children’s Eternal Rainforest boasts globally unparalleled biodiversity because a convergence of geological factors create weather and climatic conditions that don’t exist anywhere else on the planet, including:

  • Close proximity to both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean
  • A volcanic land bridge
  • Rapidly changing, mountainous elevation
  • A location straddling the continental divide

As a result, there are places in the forest where a traveler can cross into a new life zone for about every 100 meters the elevation changes.  Read about some of the life zones in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest or the forest’s ecology.