FRIENDS OF THE MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

Friends of the Monteverde Cloud Forest (FOM) is a U.S. based non-profit organization founded in 1989 to protect the Monteverde Cloud Forest wildlife and habitat.

We are a coalition of people who care about the cloud forests and are determined to guarantee that the Monteverde Cloudforest stays just the way it is - wild, unspoiled, a rare sanctuary.


Our Mission

Our mission is to support conservation, education and research efforts in the Monteverde area. We pursue this mission by requesting tax-deductible contributions from U.S. citizens, foundations and corporations. The net earnings of these contributions will be used exclusively for environmental education, habitat protection and scientific research.

The organization includes Costa Rican and international scientists, conservationists, residents, guides and, most of all, visitors. With your help as a FOM Member, the biological wealth of this magnificent forest will never be destroyed. Become a member of Friends of the Monteverde Cloud Forest join us in protecting the cloud forest

Friends offers you an opportunity to join the global campaign to save tropical forests, especially the most rare among them: the cloud forest.

- You can make contributions at the Preserve or by mail.

- Donations of any size are needed.

You will receive news bulletins, premiums, free admission and guide service.


Our Directors ()

Carlos Hernández (President)

William Aspinal (Treasurer)

José Torres (Secretary)

Oscar Fennell

Allan Pounds

Wilford Guindon

Dulce Wilson

Karen Matarrita

Vicente Watson

 

Sponsors

We are grateful for the support provided by the following companies:

- Productores de Monteverde S. A.

- Hotel Fonda Vela

- Galeria Colibri

- Instituto Monteverde

- Costa Rica Study Tours

- Hotel Finca Valverde

- Almacen VITOSI

- Supermercado La Esperanza

Soon-to-be contributors:

- Centro Panamericano de Idiomas

- Caballeriza la Estrella

- ASEM (La Gasolinera)

- La Colina Lodge

- El Mariposario

- Reserva de Santa Elena

 



Researchers

Debra DeRosier — Migratory patterns, population locations and sizes, and the possible impact of climate change on Three-wattled Bellbird populations

Robert Lawton — Search for cloud forest plants which may yield useful medical or commercial chemicals (bioprospecting); Evolution of hemiepiphytes (plants which grow in trees but have some connection to the ground)

Richard LaVal — Effects of climate change on local bat populations

Debra Moriarity — Search for cloud forest plants which may yield useful medical or commercial chemicals (bioprospecting)

Greg Murray — Factors influencing rate of forest regeneration in abandoned cattle pastures; Chemical defenses of cloud forest tree and shrub seeds

Nalini Nadkarni — The role of canopy plants in nutrient cycling; Colonization rates of epiphytes on cloud forest trees; Effect of climate change on cloud forest epiphytes

Alan Pounds — Effects of climate change on local amphibian and reptile populations

George Powell — Migratory patterns, population locations and sizes, and the possible impact of climate change on Three-wattled Bellbird populations

William Setzer — Search for cloud forest plants which may yield useful medical or commercial chemicals (bioprospecting)

Kathy Winnett-Murray — Factors influencing rate of forest regeneration in abandoned cattle pastures; Chemical defenses of cloud forest tree and shrub seeds

 

Friends of Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve
friends@cct.or.cr, P.O. Box 1964 Cleveland Ohio, 44106-0164 U.S.A.