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Why education is the key

Butterflies are our primary focus, but all of nature is connected and interdependent; so we do research in many ecological areas. To have stable, healthy butterflies, we must also have clean water and healthy plant, insect and amphibian populations, so our research extends to these areas.  The Conservatory land is adjacent to a natural reserve and two rivers, where we conduct and monitor diversity surveys, environmental studies, and water quality programs.

The Butterfly Conservatory provides a natural laboratory where Biologists and other concerned scientists can do field research.  The more we monitor and learn about our environment under stress, the better equipped we will be to protect it.  Our hope is that our grandchildren and yours will be able to experience the endless wonders in the Neo-tropics, with a natural balance in the carbon/oxygen ratio.


Educational Programs

There are programs for visiting professors and students in many areas, including biology, ecology, water quality, diversity surveys, and environmental studies.  We also accommodate student volunteers in the areas of butterflies, frogs, plants and water quality. Contact our Regent Biologist for further information on these programs.


Learn about Nature with the Butterfly Conservatory

Butterflies
Butterflies are some of the most extraordinarily colorful animals on the planet, and Costa Rica has around 1250 species. That is more than 10% of the world’s total.
Doris Longwing Butterfly
Frogs
Frogs profoundly enhance our lives and our world in countless ways. Frogs are vital components of their ecosystems. In areas of the world where they have declined, there has been an increase in invertebrate pests that damage crops and that carry human diseases. Frogs have also played a vital role in human culture.
Red-eyed Treefrog
The Rainforest
Rainforests have been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because they provide the essential environmental service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. As an example, almost 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest, the largest on Earth.
Howler Monkey
Volunteer Program
The Butterfly Conservatory has a volunteer program for persons who have a strong desire to make a difference by helping us heal Mother Earth; through giving your time and talent to specific projects.
Volunteers




Butterfly Conservatory : Open every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. info@butterflyconservatory.org
TELEPHONE: From North America: 011 (506) 2479-1149. From Europe: 00 (506) 2479-1149. In Costa Rica: 2479-1149.
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