OSTIONAL NOSARA
SUSTAINABILITY CAMPUS

Located at the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, the Ostional Nosara Sustainability Campus' facilities will demonstrate cutting edge sustainable design, construction and operation to visitors and the community.

 

A national competition will be organized in Costa Rica to determine the design of the buildings and landscape.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY MODEL

OUR WORK IS GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY

OUR FUTURE

Our dream is to establish the Ostional Nosara Sustainability Campus which focuses on sustainability and protecting the environment. The Ostional Nosara Sustainability Campus' mission is to fulfill the social, economic, and environmental needs of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding communities. This initiative co-lead by the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, the Nosara Civic Association, and the Wildlife Conservation Association will enable and strengthen the existing participatory conservation model by promoting collaborative initiatives for sustainable development in the area.

 

The Ostional Nosara Sustainability Campus will provide shared space and facilities for research and local organizations; immersive educational and community programming; mobility solutions to connect Campus sites; sustainable design, construction, and operation.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
THE OSTIONAL NOSARA SUSTAINABILITY CAMPUS PLAN
Please download our Ostional Nosara Sustainability Campus presentation master plan to read about our exciting future.
CAMPAIGN TIMELINE
Fundraising will determine whether or at which pace we proceed.
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
The Campus will generate revenue to cover the cost of operations and programs through the following means:

Our business plan predicts considerable revenue within the first five years of operation based on only a small percentage of visitors to the area attending and not considering all potential sources of revenue.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY MODEL

OUR WORK IS GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY

  • Sales of tours
  • Gift shop, cafe, and juice bar
  • Food and lodging
  • Rental of facilities
  • Sponsorship and cross-promotional partnerships
  • Admission to educational exhibits, activities and events
  • Project and research grants
  • Fundraising events
  • Membership program
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
  • Reception desk

  • Staging area for tours

  • Educational exhibits

  • Theater (150 person capacity)

  • Gift shop, coffee shop
    and juice bar

RESEARCHERS AND
VOLUNTEERS FACILITIES
  • Lodging and
    common area

  • Cafeteria

  • Laboratory and
    storage space

OPERATIONS CENTER
FOR NON-PROFITS
  • Office space

  • Conference rooms

  • Classrooms

  • Display and donation wall

COMMUNITY 
PARK
  • A park area for outdoor activities

  • Community events, cultural exhibits, and workshops

  • Trail System & Observation Deck

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

ENVIRONMENT • SUSTAINABILITY • EDUCATION

ESPAÑOL
DONATE TO
OUR FUTURE
The construction and initial operating costs for the Campus will be generated by a capital campaign to be undertaken during 2021. At present, the Campaign is seeking major, lead donors interested in putting their stamp on the initiative.
Donations are tax-deductible in Costa Rica, the United States, and Canada through our fiscal sponsorships.
DONATE TO
OUR CAUSE

Our work is made possible by generous donors. Donate to the cause and help us ensure a sustainable future for the Ostional Refuge.

PARTNERSHIPS
& MEMBERSHIPS

Join us to make a difference through a individual or family membership or institutional partnership. Become a change maker now!

WCA AMAZON
WIST LIST

Donate with an in-kind donation from our amazon wishlist. Pack it in your suitcase. Contact us when you arrive. Donate locally too!

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ABOUT US
The Wildlife Conservation Association is a non-profit in Costa Rica dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through scientific research, community engagement, and immersive educational experiences that inspire sustainable living. (Cédula Jurídica 3-002-787658)

LOCATION

Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Ostional Guanacaste, Costa Rica

CONTACT US

info@wcanosara.org

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