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The Children Who Started It: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest is a testament to the principle that individual people taking small actions can change the world.
The Children Who Started It: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest is a testament to the principle that individual people taking small actions can change the world.

In 1987, Swedish teacher Eha Kern and her young students in Fagervik, Sweden became concerned after viewing a documentary that ended with disturbing images of tropical rainforests being burned and cleared. Eventually, children in 44 countries contributed to the effort they started.

In 2002, conservation visionaries Rachel and Dwight Crandell continued this mission and founded the Monteverde Conservation League U.S., Inc.  (now known as as Friends of the Rainforest), a United States based sister organization to the highly regarded and internationally recognized Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) of Costa Rica.

Today, we continue to work with MCL and other organizations in Costa Rica and the US to educate, inspire, and protect the Rainforest.

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