Forest Conservation• Development Research • Travel

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Join us in Protecting Tropical Forests & do Research That Matters

With the rise in negative effects on our planet, due to climate change, carrying out vital research in tropical forest conservation and sustainable development is more important than ever. You can be part of that research.

Green Planet Ventures, is a social enterprise that works in the interface of environment conservation and sustainable development. We provide internships, work experience, volunteering and field research opportunities in tropical forest conservation and sustainable development.

The vast majority of tropical forests occur in developing countries that lack the resources to conduct vital research. So we aim to support these countries' endeavours to protect their forests for the sake of humanity, at the same time that we provide our customers with the opportunity to learn new skills and make a contribution to the protection of this ecosystem.    

If you are looking to boost your conservation and international development career and/or you want to make a contribution to our study of forests, you've come to the right place. 

Costa Rica Programmes

Explore Tropical forests: Short trip

This is a 2 weeks program that will allow you to learn about the wondrous biodiversity of tropical forests, its benefits to humankind, and conservation pressures for this ecosystem. 


One month working in environmental projects within an ecological research station. This program is for every one that wants to make a contribution to forest conservation and research, designed to equip participants with a general understanding of the work involved in protecting this habitat and allow you to get your hands dirty helping out with this important job. 


Three months working on specific projects. Our subjects range from studies of flora and fauna (plants, reptiles, mammals) through to data collection and geographical research. You will work as a research assistant following instructions from the researcher that leads on the project you have chosen.

individual research

As a graduate or professional you may have specific interests in tropical forests and/or sustainable development and would like to plan and conduct your own research. This option is also suitable for undergraduates who would like to conduct their research for dissertation purpose.


Costa Rica

With its rich biodiversity, Costa Rica is an ideal location to conduct your tropical forest research. Costa Rica is located on what is known by geologists as Ithmus of Panama or “The Land Bridge” that joins the South American and North American continental land masses.  Our program leaders are experts in ecological conservation, meaning you will gain valuable knowledge and skills in tropical forest conservation and sustainability. 

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Colombia is the northernmost country of the South American continent and has coasts with both oceans, the Pacific and the Atlantic. It is considered the second most biodiverse country in the world (only surpassed by Brazil), hosting 10% of the world's biodiversity. Our current programme in Colombia presents candidates with the unique opportunity to put into practice their skills in cell biology and genetics applied to the conservation of species at the brink of extinction.

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Brazil is the 5th biggest country on the planet and the most biodiverse country on Earth. We are currently working in three of its national parks and can't wait to take you there to experience this amazing place and make a contribution to protect its great biodiversity. 

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Our company will inspire and help equip the younger generations to protect the planet and its people, while having a blast learning and exploring.
— Loraiza Davies, Co-Founder

Reserve Your Place

Ready to book your next research placement abroad? Then fill in our application form.

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