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Creating community and inspiring action through environmental education.

Our Pillars​

Environmental Education

All our activities include an environmental education component involving audiences of all ages.

Forest Restoration

We aim to provide hands-on capacity-building, infrastructure and technical support to engage diverse audiences in forest restoration activities.

Research

In expanding the reach of the Finca Cántaros forest, we are documenting tree growth as well as the change in species diversity among communities of birds, bats and more.
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Trees planted and counting!

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All over the globe, nature is telling us its urgent story, evident not only in the effects of pollution and hunting but also the growing signs of climate change.

Sofia Esperanza

Founder, Heaven on earth

Blog

Nearly two years ago, I posted a blog with the title: “Question: ‘Is Finca Cántaros Environmental Association (FCEA) focused on birds?’ Answer: ‘Yes AND no! No AND yes!’”At the time, I was resistant to embracing birds as an official focus…

Why did I put the words “Festival” and “finished” in quotes?First of all, it wasn’t a traditional one-day festival, but a month-long series of fun and educational -series ofspaces for community members to come together and learn about—and take positive…

I recently sat aboard an “iron bird” headed south from Toronto, Canada to San José, Costa Rica, thinking about the many real (and much, much smaller) migratory birds charting a similar (or much, much longer) course compared to that plane.…

I only have the one human baby, and it’s not her first birthday quite yet. But my other “babies” include Finca Cántaros Environmental Association (FCEA), legally incorporated in British Columbia, Canada two years ago yesterday (August 21, 2020), and the…

The short answer: we’ve been so busy collaborating with partner organizations and multiple community members in order to plant hundreds of trees, while simultaneously running both ongoing and new programs, that my bandwidth for blogging has been limited. Perhaps that sounds…

FCEA is thrilled to celebrate exciting news with you: we recently acquired 42 hectares of primarily degraded cow pasture. The land is ripe with potential for forest restoration projects we can carry out in collaboration with our community and wonderful…

I turn 39 today. As the date approached I indulged in cliché birthday behaviour of thinking about time—what has changed over the years, or not, and what is to come.When I was about to turn 13, I was living in…

The last time I wrote about being the “Bumbling Landowner,” I was nearly eight months pregnant. The baby I was carrying inside me then is now just over eight months old, and she accompanied me on my most recent Bumbling…

How do you feel when you see a snake?Or a frog?Or a spider?Or all of the above?It doesn’t matter if you recoil with revulsion or get pumped up with excitement: the invitation to the Friday Night Walks at Finca Cántaros…

Another month of March is coming to a close. And apologies to March, but for me, it will forever be synonymous with the dramatic divide between the pre-pandemic world and the Covid-dominated one that took hold in 2020. But I…

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