Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (FCER), formed as the Monteverde Conservation League US in 2002, supports the conservation, preservation, expansion and rehabilitation of the tropical ecosystems of the Costa Rican based organization, Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) and its forest reserve, the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. Our organizations work together to ensure that the 54,000 acres of pristine forest in the Tilaran Mountains is sustained and protected forever. This work helps to protect the forest’s inhabitants including more than 150 species of reptiles and amphibians, 400 species of birds, 120 species of mammals and 3,000 plus species of plants.
Additionally, through MCL and its collaborative efforts with six other conservation organizations, we support the development of the Bellbird Biological Corridor, and a regional plan to reforest parts of the Pacific Slope to link remaining patches of forest. The support from FCER is seen through funds and equipment for staff, land purchases, operations and environmental education. FCER also contributes funds to a Costa Rican jaguar sanctuary.
The Children’s Eternal Rainforest was founded in 1987 by a group of international children who realized that without intervention this precious resource would be lost. Since then, school children, teachers, businesses and individuals have supported and expanded the forest into a preserve rich with an amazing abundance of life. FCER has made a pact with everyone who contributes to keep this priceless global treasure forever.
FCER is also involved with schools, civic groups and other organizations providing presentations about the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, sponsoring a booth at local environmental fairs, and providing materials to those wishing to raise funds for the forest. FCER has also partnered with the Missouri Botanical Garden to provide free curriculums and materials to teachers in Missouri interested in rainforest topics.