Don Carlos inherited 500 acres of scattered cattle pasture land from his grandparents, and has since restored most of it to secondary forest. Additionally, he purchased and protects 250 acres of young forest bordering Los Quetzales National Park.
Today, his property encompasses both secondary forest and rare, montane old-growth oak forest at an average elevation of 2600m (8530ft). Don Carlos pursues sustainable practices such as hydroelectric power and composting, but needs further infrastructure to continue Cuericí.
How to help
Due to the current financial situation at Cuericí, any donation would make a meaningful difference to the life of Don Carlos, his family, and the station's conservation efforts.
"Don" Carlos Solano, pictured right, founded, owns, and manages Cuericí Biological Station