Kids Saving the Rainforest is a non-profit organization that was founded by two 9-year-old girls in 1999 with the goal of educating people about the importance of the rainforest.
From their headquarters in Costa Rica, where your project will be based, they operate a Wildlife Rescue Center and design and support conservation projects in and around Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio rainforest. The Rescue Center works to help abandoned, sick, or injured animals and, ideally, re-release them into the wild.
In particular, Kids Saving the Rainforest has helped the endangered Titi monkey population increase from 1200 local individuals to over 3700. This change is due in part to KSTR’s administration of their successful Monkey Bridge Project.
During your program, you will live at the Kids Saving the Rainforest project. You will arrive at the main international airport in San Jose, and Loop Abroad will provide transportation to the project. Housing is on-site and our housing area is reserved for Loop Abroad participants and staff. We will live, eat, study, work, and volunteer on the project site.
During the mid-program weekend, we will enjoy visiting and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. This beautiful nature reserve is a gem of Costa Rica and is high on any visitor’s list, and will give you the chance to see some of the wildlife of Costa Rica in its natural habitat.
The Mission of Kids Saving the Rainforest is to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast by rehabilitating wildlife, conducting original scientific research, training volunteers, and promoting conservation and reforestation.