Home to more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica prides itself on being a top ecotourist destination. Conservation is a key issue in Costa Rica with numerous small and large non-profit organizations operating in Limon and all across the country. Ranging from volunteer work to protect Costa Rica’s rich and diverse wildlife to spearheading efforts to boost the quality of life for people in rural areas, there are a plethora of non-profit organizations working here.
In Limon, there are various non-profit organizations. These range from conservation groups to community building projects to help the people of Limon. The Iguanaverde Foundation, the Talamanca Dolphin foundation, Bosque Lluvioso and the La Tortuga Feliz are just some of the many non-profit organizations in Limon.
The Iguanaverde Foundation is a non-profit organization that looks after Green Iguanas along the Southern Caribbean Coast of Limon. In this part of Costa Rica green iguanas are threatened by hunters and climate change.
The Talamanca Dolphin foundation is non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the wild dolphins that are found near the Talamanca and Manzanillo area in Limon, Costa Rica.
Bosque Lluvioso is a rainforest preservation project to protect some of Costa Rica’s last remaining tracts of rainforests in the Guapiles area in Limon. The Bosque Lluvioso Río Costa Rica Rainforest Preserve is home to many birds, reptiles, plant and animal species.
The La Tortuga Feliz is a non-profit organization safeguarding sea turtles in the Parque Nacional Tortuguero and at the same time look to help improve the living conditions of the local inhabitants from around here. These local inhabitants earn an income by working on this project to protect the various sea turtles that come ashore in this area.