CLOUDBRIDGE NATURE RESERVE
Situated in a beautiful and remote cloud forest on one of the highest mountains in Central America, is a private nature reserve in Costa Rica. Cloudbridge adjoins the primary forest of Chirripo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Reserve has four purposes:
- To conserve a precious part of the tropical world forever.
- To help reforest those areas which had been converted to cattle pasture.
- To educate visitors on how to protect the biodiversity for which the neotropical forests, and those in Costa Rica in particular, are so famous.
- To facilitate and support research on the fragile cloud forest ecosystem.
Only by experiencing it, can people truly gain an understanding how precious are our diminishing tropical forests. We offer wide range of opportunities for student groups, volunteers, and scientific researchers where they can contribute to the well-being of the planet by helping the reforestation project and conduct research studies.
CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION
In view of the rapidly changing global climate, Cloudbridge has embarked upon a Leadership program to encourage lifestyle changes that can reduce this serious threat.
Cloudbridge is creating positive change through actions and education in the community and abroad. Three of our staff, Frank Spooner, Tom Gode, and Linda Moskalyk have attended the Climate Reality Leadership training sessions led by Al Gore. https://www.climaterealityproject.org
Between January and May 2012 a brother and sister team of biologists/videographers traveled from Guatemala to Panama, visiting 14 different volunteer projects in conservation, ranging from reforestation and protected areas management to animal rescue centers. Cloudbridge was fortunate to have Katie and Mike Garret visit the Cloudbridge project and get hands on experience in conservation and experience the life of a volunteer in a cloud forest. Please see the video below of their time and don’t miss the section on the Resplendant Quetzal!
In 2010, Cara DeVito developed a documentary on the history of Cloudbridge. Cara DeVito worked for NBC News for 17 years. She ended her experience with NBC to take on a new world of independent documentary film.