About Us


What Is Our Mission?

We’ll Adopt the Rainforest

Adopta A Panamá Rainforest — ADOPTA for short — is a non-governmental organization (NGO) created to promote the conservation of forests and their sustainable use for the benefit of the people and wildlife of Panamá. We support our on-the-ground conservation efforts through education initiatives and research projects that aim to improve our societal understanding of biology, ecology, and management strategies. The majority of these efforts are accomplished with the generous help of dedicated students and volunteers, who we consider the backbone of our organization.  

Why Panama?

Panama is of vital conservation importance: as the bridge linking North and South America, Panama boasts the highest level of biodiversity in Central America. Species from both continents are found in Panama, but the country’s complex geography has also created a myriad of habitats containing endemic species – species found nowhere else on the planet. In addition, despite being only the size of South Carolina, over 20% of the country’s land area is protected. These traits put Panama in a special category for conservation, and we are proud to be working in such a diverse country.