Costa Rica: Organizations

This guide offers resources in English and Spanish useful for general, historical, scientific, environmental or travel research about Costa Rica.

Organization for Tropical Studies

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Environmental organizations working in Costa Rica


"Prior to the formation of ASTOP, 98% of the Green turtles were killed for their meat and 98% of all three species of turtles?nests were poached on Parismina beach. Since the project started, poaching has decreased to 38%. In addition to saving 10,000 neonates annually, ASTOP economically supports approximately one third of the village. Because ASTOP is a true grassroots project, we have also been successful at redefining the cultural importance of turtle conservation." - (ASTOP)