Tropical Science Center

We are the Tropical Science Center, a pioneer organization that has 54 years of investigating and making proposals that facilitate the coexistence between human beings and the tropical forests. In this way we lead the conservationist focus that today distinguishes Costa Rica.

These are some of our footprints:

  • We created the Life Zone System that today orients the planification of land use and allows for the projection of the consequences of climate change.
  • We are part of the team that contributed the technical basis for the creation of several of Costa Rica’s National Parks.
  • We were the first to conduct Studies of Environmental Impact (EIA) for Arenal hydroelectric project and the Braulio Carrillo Highway.
  • We made the first Environmental Profile of Costa Rica.
  • We contributed studies and calculated costs for the “Exchange debt for nature” and the “Payment for Environmental Services” (PSA).
  • We have provided environmental education for 24 years in Monteverde, Perez Zeledon, Buenos Aires, Coto Brus and Cerro Punta de Panama.
  • We affected in the repeal of the law of interoceanic oleo duct.
  • We participated in a global investigation (with 28 more experts), published in the Global Change Biology Magazine (2015), that demonstrates that climate change is not gradual, but drastic, for which the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica could soon disappear./li>


September 19, 2016

Certification for Sustainable Tourism

After much effort and work, the TSC has achieved the 5 leaves of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism in its Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve. But…what […]
September 19, 2016

TSC provided technical backup for trial in The Hague

“The work of professionals and technicians from various State institutions resulted vital for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) located at The Hague, Holland resolution in […]
September 19, 2016

Agreement against Climate Change

Historic agreement at the Paris Summit against climate change The 21st session of the Conference of Parts (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of […]


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