The mission of La Semilla is to educate and inspire local people and visitors to the Osa Peninsula about the protection and preservation of our biodiversity and their health.


1.  To design and implement an environmental and health education program in schools and in communities in order to educate and inspire the next generation of conservationists of the Osa. 

2. To provide environmental and health education to local people and tourists, living in and visiting ecologically sensitive areas on the Peninsula in order to encourage behavior that is positive for the local wildlife, create passion for the biodiversity that exists and meet basic needs that allows for further interests, such as our environment. 


3. One cannot conserve the environment unless their basic needs are met first- To provide health education and economic opportunities for local people.

The basic needs for humans are defined as being food, water, shelter and clothing, with further considerations being sanitation, education and healthcare. Unless these needs are met, we cannot expect people to care about the environment.

"Conservation starts with Education"

-David Attenborough, 2015

"One cannot conserve the environment unless their basic needs are met first"

-United Nations Brundtland Report, 1987

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