Welcome to Maderas Rainforest Conservancy!

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About Us

The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy was established to promote the conservation, protection, and management of Mesoamerican forests and animal and plant biodiversity through education, reforestation, preservation, and by working with local communities, national & international institutions, colleges and universities.

Deforestation is a major issue with todays existing jungles and forests

Help us with a simple donation

Your donation will go to various causes such as:

  • Women's Empowerment

  • Rural Veterinary Outreach

  • Children's Environmental Educational initiative

Get a Howler Monkey Ringtone for a $5 donation below

Check out our Gallery!

We got an assortment of pictures for your enjoyment

Courses, Programs & Workshops

Check out our new classes!

  • Spanish & Cooking

  • The Maya World: Art Archeology and Literature

We host various initiatives on both of our tropical locations in Central America such as:

  • Primatology classes

  • Ecology classes

  • Botany classes

  • Anatomy classes

  • Social & Community Aid Workshops

  • Art classes

  • Specialty Courses & Programs

  • Or Contact Us if your interested in starting a new endeavor!

Classes run in the summer and winter terms. Apply here!

Request an information packet here to find out more!

Get involved by studying abroad on either of our tropical locations

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Maderas Rainforest Conservancy page

Ometepe Biological Field Station page

La Suerte Biological Field Station page


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What to know:

  • $150 application fee

  • To pay upon application completion via PayPal

  • Application fee is refundable if not admitted into the program
  • Apply Now!

Old School? Like to mail it in? Or not pay online?

Contact Us

Email: info@maderasrfc.org

Phone: (305)666-9932 (9am - 5pm EST)

Fax: (305)666-7581

The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

P.O. Box 55-7519

Miami Fl, 33255-7519

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Travel to either Costa Rican or Nicaraguan tropical locations

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Ometepe Biological Field Station

Ometepe Biological Station's main cabin
Ometepe Biological Station's main cabin

The Ometepe Biological Station is in Isla de Ometepe. Ometepe is an island of 276 square kilometers lying in Lake Nicaragua. It is the largest Volcanic island in the world situated in a fresh water lake. Two majestic forested volcanoes dominate the island.

Volcano called Concepcion is nearly 1700 meters tall

La Suerte Biological Field Station

Rain boots are essential for any field scientist at MRC.
A hammock station was set up for naps between all the busy work on site.

La Suerte Biological Field Station is located in northeastern Costa Rica, Central America.This lowland neotropical region remains one of the most biologically diverse in the world. The field station encompasses 1000 acres containing a wealth of habitats, including primary and secondary forests, swamps, marshes and pastures. In addition, much of the property lies along Río La Suerte, a beautiful flowing river that empties into the Caribbean at Tortuguero National Park. The area is home to thousands of plant and insect species as well as hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles, birds (260 species; see web site for the list) and mammals.