Costa Rica has very stringent laws around how property can be altered and buildings can be constructed to preserve it's lush landscape and the wildlife within. Any significant burning, cutting, earth sculpting or construction requires crucial permitting and ecological studies to be done legally. Please see our News and Guides section for more detailed information.
Yes! Costa Rica laws require a permit for cutting anything larger than 20 cm in diameter. If you do need to trim or cut trees, there are many fantastic tree cutting companies in the area who can help you with this.
No. Costa Rica does not allow hunting of any kind. If you see poachers, please contact SINAC at 1192 or 911.
We are currently looking for writers and content developers. Those with a background in biological sciences are a great match.You can also contribute to our online Community Forum. We will be developing new volunteer programs along with our partners. Contact us to see what is available. Anything you can do is greatly appreciated!
Yes! If you would like to donate to Osa Vive, then your entire contribution is tax deductible because we are an accredited Costa Rica NGO Association. Upon completion of online donations you will instantly be emailed a receipt for your records.
At Osa Vive we understand the navigating environment laws and developing sustainably can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the most common questions that we receive. Here are some helpful links as well:
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