The Monteverde Institute collaborates with diverse stakeholders on a number of local environmental and social initiatives
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The Three-wattled Bellbird (Pájaro Campana) Biological Corridor is a multi-institutional initiative which seeks to connect critical Pacific-slope habitat between the Monteverde Reserve Complex (~1800m) and coastal mangroves on the Gulf of Nicoya (sea level), thus enhancing important altitudinal migratory routes for several species of concern. Click here for more details.
The Monteverde Commission on Integrated Solid Waste Management (COMIRES-Monteverde) was established in 2010 by the local Municipality as a special working group charged with creating a Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan. The Monteverde Institute currently provides communications, technical and logisitcal support to COMIRES. Click here for more information (Spanish).
The Monteverde Institute is a participating member of the Monteverde Research Advisory Commission (CAIM), which is a mult-institutional entity organized to address local research-related issues. Among their responsibilities are the documentation of research projects conducted in local reserves (see application requirements), coordinating with the Arenal-Tempisque Conservation Area (ACAT), and disseminating research conducted locally to the Monteverde community.