There are many cases where we do not yet understand enough about an organism or ecosystem to properly work in conserving them. This is why we are proud to participate in and support a wide variety of research projects. Many of ADOPTA's staff and volunteers are professional biologists, particularly with a background in birds, and we are currently partnering with SELVA to study migratory birds as they pass through Central and South America. Our hope is to identify major stopover locations and prioritize these areas for conservation. For more information on this project, Click Here.
However, most of the research efforts we support occur at Cerro Chucantí, our main conservation site. Chucantí is a mountain which has produced dozens of exciting finds over the last 15 years, including many species of plants and animals completely new to science. As a relatively untouched and isolated cloud forest ecosystem, Cerro Chucantí offers many other opportunities for studying a unique and uncommon tropical ecosystem as well. If you are interested in researching at Cerro Chucantí, Click Here to learn more about the site or Contact Us.