Biological Station LA SELVA

The Selva Biological Station covers an area of ​​1,531 ha, of which 1,492 ha correspond to the very humid tropical forest with an average rainfall of over 4,000 mm per year. It is owned by the Association Organization for Tropical Studies Incorporated, a non-profit association dedicated to research, conservation, and education.
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This farm borders the Braulio Carrillo National Park and operates as a biological corridor that connects the highlands near the Barva Volcano with the lowland forests of the North Atlantic zone of Costa Rica.

The richness of species of La Selva stands out, with more than 2,077 species of plants; 125 species of mammals (72 of them are bats); 470 species of birds; 48 species of amphibians; 87 species of reptiles; 45 species of freshwater fish; and tens of thousands of insects, arachnids and other arthropods (taken from

La Selva, with more than 40 years of research in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, has some of the longest-running datasets in the tropics.