There is still little known about ecosystems and biodiversity of tropical forests. This information is essential for rainforests protection and for the creation of natural resource management programs in tropical America. Collaboration amongst Canadian and Costa Rican students and faculty researchers will build capabilities and expertise in both countries, greatly enhancing Canada’s role in the tropics of this hemisphere.
Las Nubes Project has many opportunities for students interested on doing research in the Las Nubes Project. Each year the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation awards funding for students undertaken their research in the area.
In October 2005, a Birds Monitoring Program was started with the participation of local communities. Las Nubes Project began with the training of local assistants in avian monitoring through bird banding.
The information contained here has been collected through different studies in the area, such as the Bird Monitoring Program and the Terrestrial Fauna Monitoring Project. General information has been also collected through rapid ecological assessments.