EcoTeach travelers will help researchers from the University of Costa Rica pioneer the first conservation project involving amphibians in Veragua Rainforest Park. The project is the first of its kind in Costa Rica and Central America. The project focuses on two critically endangered species of frogs and will attempt to establish artificial breeding sites within the forest that mimic the species’ natural breeding sites. EcoTeach travelers will help track the number of frogs colonizing the breeding sites, the number of deposited egg masses and the level of predation. They will record temperature, relative humidity and rainfall and then cross- reference the data with the species’ behavior and activity levels.
When travelers are not working side by side with researchers, they’ll experience Veragua’s 3,400 acres of tropical rainforest that offer breathtaking views of endless mountains, the world’s largest nocturnal-ambience frog habitat, wild flora and fauna, a zipline tour through the rainforest canopy and amazing waterfalls.
Veragua Rainforest Research & Adventure Park is located near the Caribbean town of Limon and was developed in 2004 by a group of local Costa Ricans. The park was born out of a passion for conservation and a desire to promote education and respect for the environment while introducing sustainable development opportunities to surrounding communities.
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