We are…Tourism Financing Biodiversity Conservation
Sustainable Development ● Habitat Reforestation ● Environmental Education
The Titi Conservation Alliance works to protect the endangered Titi (squirrel) Monkey through efforts focused on the Conservation of the area surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park.
To accomplish this, we work as a true Alliance, bringing a continued sense of unity to the community, understanding that all of our financial efforts as business owners and community members are greatly strengthened by environmental sustainability.
The Titi Conservation Alliance was started in 2001 by a group of business owners within the tourist industry based around Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. Recognizing the need for conservation of their natural environment to maintain prosperity for their businesses, this group of entrepreneurs began the Alliance with the mission to promote sustainable development and to conserve the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region.
Today, the Alliance is composed of member businesses and individuals dedicated to saving the endangered titi monkey, and its habitat.
Through dues paid by member businesses, donations from concerned tourists wanting to help protect the beautiful areas they enjoy visiting, and the efforts of our staff and volunteers, the Titi Conservation Alliance is working to protect Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region through Sustainable Development, Habitat Reforestation, and Environmental Education.
Members of Titi Conservation Alliance are businesses and individuals dedicated to the conservation of the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. Thanks to their monthly membership fees, the organization is able to cover an important percentage of the entire budget. They are responsible, aware, dedicated companies and citizens. By visiting their locations while in Costa Rica, you help fund the projects of the Titi Conservation Alliance!
To learn more about each, click on their names below:
Masters degree in Strategic Planning and Quality Development for Tourism Services, University of Barcelona, Spain. Industrial Engineer Major, University of Costa Rica.
Tey Arce serves as the director of Titi Conservation Alliance in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Prior to joining the organization she spent the last 6 years working in Europe as a senior consultant for THR International Tourism Consultants and as external consultant for WWF Mediterranean Program. Her experience includes project management & development in more than 6 countries, and in 3 languages (Spanish, English and French). With a true passion towards the tourism universe, sustainability and strategic planning, Tey is leading Titi Conservation Alliance to a new level of creative management and community leadership. Together with an outstanding team and exemplary local businesses as members, she strongly believes in the Alliance potential and importance as a key regional stakeholder. Our business is to truly make a local difference!
Juan Pablo Agüero
Forestry Engineer & Project Coordinator
National University of Costa Rica- Bachelors Degree in Forestry Engineering
Juan Pablo has been working in environmental conservation and protection for over 10 years; 5 of which have been dedicated to the mission and efforts of Titi Conservation Alliance. “Working with the Alliance has been a fulfilling experience on many levels,” says Juan Pablo, “because I've been able to combine the themes of conservation, environmental education and eco-tourism.” Reinforcing many concepts learned in his studies, he is able to continually learn and expand on new information as well. Juan Pablo is a firm believer that our Quepos/Manuel Antonio community needs an environmental organization that represents our interests and, above all, puts the environment first. For him, Titi Conservation Alliance is all of that and more.
Isaías Orias Medina
Environmental Educator & Forestry Engineer
National University of Costa Rica – Bachelors Degree in Forestry Engineering & Complimentary Studies in Environmental Education at CIPET
Isaias previously worked at the Bribri Cabeca Reserve in their Environmental Education Department. For 7 years, he worked as a professor of both ecology and science, in addition to acting as the coordinator for the Blue Flag Ecological Program at the Eco-Tourism High School of the Pacific. Isaias currently works as an evening professor of biology and sciences at the Night High School of Quepos, while spending his days working with Titi Conservation Alliance providing environmental education for many elementary schools in the area. “I believe it's imperative to build an environmental culture in children as well as adults, focusing on conservation and the protection and proper use of natural resources,” says Isaias. “I'm proud to be a part of Titi Conservation Alliance’s efforts.”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- President – Adrienne Pellizzari
- Vice-President – Russell Charles Jensen
- Secretary – Matteo Villalobos
- Treasurer – Lance Byron
- Vocal – Guillermo Piedra González
- Fiscal – Richard Leon Lackey
You can become a part of one of the most important conservation organizations in Costa Rica. Just click on one of the following links to see how:Donate Today! Become a Member! Volunteer!
Thank you to all of our Members and supporters for giving back to the environment and for helping to protect Costa Rica’s biodiversity!
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone in Costa Rica (506) 2777-2306