FUNDECOR -a Non-Governmental Organization- has been working for more than 25 years on the creation and design of solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges by adding value to the tropical forest under an Integrated Landscape Management approach, offering innovative, measurable, multidisciplinary and multi-sector solutions for human development.
Scientific research, technique, innovation and knowledge transfer are the pillars that sustains the organization´s work. Through its work, FUNDECOR designs, implement and replicate methodologies and strategies that value the benefits of nature for human well-being. FUNDECOR builds bridges with a wide range of key stakeholders and elements involved in the management of natural resources at social, economic, environmental and political level.
The Central Volcanic Mountain Range, FUNDECOR´s experimenting area, is a successful and innovative laboratory. It serves as the staging area for study and innovation of proposals that have broken paradigms and positioned Costa Rica as a leader in environmental issues. This Breathing Lab is a platform that promotes and provides solutions to key problems in rural development in the Neo-tropics, through the generation and transfer of knowledge to be applied in other areas, both domestically and internationally.