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Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) (Established 1991)
Conservation Agency
Web Site:

Director: Dr. Kymberly Snarr, Director of Conservation and Research
Phone: 1 (905) 831 8809   Fax: 1 (905) 831 4203   E-Mail:
Box 335, Pickering, Ontario L1V 2R6 CANADA
Affiliations: Toronto Zoo; University of Toronto; York University; MacMaster University; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Mission: To provide leadership in education, research, conservation, and optimal use of natural resources in the tropics. COTERC provides environmental education programs for use in public schools in Ontario. It also administers a field research station located in Costa Rica.

Clientele: International

Principal Research Programs: Behavioural and other noninvasive research including large mammal data collection; Plant census survey; Meteorological data collection; Developing educational programs in Canada and Costa Rica.

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities not available; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Ecology and conservation; Behavior; Research; Financial support rarely available; Note: COTERC is a nonprofit organization registered as a charity in Canada.

Financial Aid: No

Number of Staff: 2

Associated Field Sites: Cano Palma Biological Research Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica;
Inquiries for volunteering should be made through head office via e-mail at
Station Mailing address:
Cano Palma Biological Research Station
SJO 1882
7979 NW 21st St.
Dorel, Fl
33122-1616; Phone: 506-2709-8052; E-mail:

Supported Species: Alouatta palliata (mantled howler), Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)

Publications: "Raphia" (quarterly)

Last Updated: 2009-03-20

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