Our Mission: To promote and restore biological diversity, healthy ecosystems, and community well being.
Our Vision: To create a biodiverse sustainable
future with environmental, economic and social justice.
Who We Are:
The Center for Biodiversity Restoration (CBR) is a Costa Rican nonprofit foundation helping communities to preserve and restore their natural ecology and to live sustainably within it.
Founded with a regional approach to enhancing the biological corridors of Costa Rica, CBR is designed to share ideas, knowledge and resources with every community that needs to restore biodiversity.
Santuario Macao is the umbrella organization for Macaw Lodge, the Center for Biodiversity Restoration (CBR) and Macaw Kakau. These institutions carry out joint actions for the sustainability of this protected area and the Paso de las Lapas Biological Corridor.
CBR makes use of the Macaw Lodge facilities, hosts workshops and guests while sharing our philosophy of regeneration and sustainability of ecosystems.
Ecotourists, volunteers, and researchers can join us in creating this dream; a transparent, replicable model for our region and the world.
Meet the Team:
Hugo Santa Cruz
Hugo Santa Cruz has been passionate about protected areas for all his life. Since the age of 19 he has worked in ecotourism in different landscapes and neo-tropical ecosystems, in national
A dedicated educator, Fred Rubin is also an advocate for sustainable agriculture and the marine environment. His particular interest in honeybees brought him to The University of California at Davis where he worked at ….