Ara Manzanillo

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment
  • International


Manzanillo,Talamanca, Límon 60106Costa Rica Costa Rica

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ara Manzanillo’s mission is to re-introduce the critically endangered Great Green Macaws to the Sur Caribbean in Manzanillo, Limon Province, Costa Rica. Our project thrives thanks to the unwavering support of our passionate volunteer field assistants from across the globe. Joining our team offers nature lovers, bird watchers, and conservation enthusiasts a remarkable chance to immerse themselves in the world of species reintroduction, live within a jungle refuge nearby scenic beaches, and closely engage with some of Earth’s most stunning and charismatic birds.


  • Engage in conservation efforts at Ara Manzanillo to directly enhance the population of the critically endangered Great Green Macaw.
  • Experience Costa Rican culture first-hand, enhance your Spanish, and engage in conservation practices that benefit both the ecosystem and local community.
  • Forge lasting bonds with other nature-passionate volunteers, while sharing knowledge and experiences as you work together.
  • Explore Costa Rica's world-renowned beauty: beaches, snorkel coral reefs, jungle and wildlife refuges - all reachable from station. We highly recommend volunteers explore to develop a connection with the ecosystem you’re helping to protect.
  • Enrich your resume with international experience working with a crucially endangered population and acquire skills that will stand out in your career path.

JOIN US! Read more on our website !

Submit your application here! Learn more of our successes of Great Green Macaw reintroduction!

Erin Paulson -


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