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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Osa Conservation’s mission is to conserve the globally significant terrestrial and marine biological diversity of the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica by implementing ecosystem stewardship, enhancing scientific understanding, providing education and training, and creating sustainable economic opportunities.


Our Vision

Our vision is for Osa’s environment and communities to thrive in perpetuity.


We Believe

We believe in a holistic approach to conservation, one grounded in a systematic understanding of the ecological, social, and economic relationships that shape environmental problems. Our work is founded in science and supported by strategic partnerships, well-informed decision-making processes, and a strong commitment to improving lives through protecting nature. We recognize that in order for conservation to succeed, it must be coupled with science, community engagement, and strong systems of support upon which to collaboratively build a more sustainable future.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Osa Conservation is an equal opportunity employer which embraces and models diversity, inclusion and equity. As we pursue our mission, we celebrate and encourage our organization’s culture of empowerment and open-mindedness as drivers of our holistic approach to conservation. 

We are proud to have actively built a community of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences that represent our conservation goals. We believe we are most impactful in an environment where all employees thrive. Osa Conservation promotes, supports and actively maintains a community where all learning, research and work environments are guided by diversity, equity and inclusion.