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Environmental education is at the core of everything we do.

We place environmental education at the centre of our work because it is one of the most important tools in our toolkit for addressing the interconnected ecological and social challenges of our times.

As highlighted by UNESCO, “Education, in short, is humanity’s best hope and most effective means in the quest to achieve sustainable development.”

Our Pillars​


Forest Landscape Restoration

Forest restoration projects are hands-on vehicles for environmental education activities.


Birds are windows to the natural world. They create meaningful environmental education experiences.


Gender equality is intricately linked to environmental sustainability.

Trees planted and counting!

To make a big difference, we need your support.


Last month I talked about the “Birds” pillar of FCEA’s work, and this month the focus is our “Forest Landscape Restoration” pillar! You might notice something is slightly different: we changed the name of this pillar from “Forest Restoration” to"Forest…

Happy 90th birthday to one of the most inspirational women of our times! I have looked up to Dr. Jane Goodall since I was a little girl, and although there is a saying that goes “never meet your heroes,” I…

This month’s blog is all about the “Birds” pillar of FCEA’s work! We have a lot to celebrate in this area. Since the founding of the organization in 2020, we have wanted to resume the bird banding that took place…

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), I am excited to announce that Gender is now an official pillar of Finca Cántaros Environmental Association’s work, along with Forest Restoration and Birds. We use these three themes as the main…

Microorganisms of the mountainAs part of our Women Committed to the Earth program, we have learned how to prepare inoculates that are used in our organic composts to apply in our forest restoration projects. These microorganisms of the mountain (MM),…

A photo worth more than a thousand wordsThey say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I would argue that this one is worth at least two thousand.Yes, I’m biased—that’s my daughter Lucy in the photo. However, allow me… New Year from Finca Cántaros Environmental Association!As last year drew to a close, a collective sense of despair over the state of our world seemed to set in. With global temperatures soaring and horrific wars raging, many people I…

Finca Cántaros is a nature reserve located in the southern zone of Costa Rica on the Pacific slope, in Coto Brus county of the province of Puntarenas. It has a cool, comfortable, tropical highlands climate with temperatures ranging between 14-30°…