OPF is a multi-national organization registered under Costa Rican law and working with MINAET, SINAC, ACLACand the municipalidad of Siquirres, Limon that serves the interests and represents the collective desires of the PILA communities and private land owners living within our Biosphere.
We believe that with the right laws, incentives, support, information and experience, conservancies have the potential to transform local livelihoods and conservation efforts for La Parque Amistad and Regional Biosphere.
There are two membership categories
Full members include community and private conservancies registered in OPF whose main objective includes wildlife conservation. Eco-Tourism, sanctuaries, education and nature preseveration
Becoming a full member
Membership is voluntary and subject to the approval of the OPF board upon payment of the membership registration fee. Annual subsription of $50 Full and $500 Premium membership fees available.
Becoming a Premium member
Premium members include organizations that interface with wildlife conservation and whose membership of OPF is a benefit to the association.
Wildlife conservation NGO’s, private sector, investors, donor agencies and institutions that interface with wildlife conservation can apply as affiliate members.
Why Join OPF
Gain a stronger voice to advocate for better and enabling policies, laws and regulations that affect conservancies.
Learn from and network with other conservancies.
Access information including fundraising opportunities, technical meetings, training and OPF conservancy tools and best practice guides.
Access to knowledge, best practices and networks at regional and global scales. Gain exposure for conservancy through OPF’s marketing and communication products.
Access OPF's technical and financial support.
Join other like-minded individuals, organizations and communities who are working together to bring about change for the people, wildlife and the country.
Want to become a member? Please contact Us Here and let us know
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and mornig before night... Thank you OPF for helping to make a difference”
“First of all hands off to you guys for your effort, super organiztion. Great working team. We are anticipating the new projeccts soon with advanced capacities for volunteering as we spoke. Keep up the good work and god bless!”
“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the forests and on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. Regards.”