About Us

Who We Are:

Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (formerly known as the Monteverde Conservation League US) was founded in 2002 by Rachel and Dwight Crandell for the purpose of supporting the work and programs of the Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) and raising awareness about conservation issues relevant to rainforest habitats.

We are a team of scientists, conservationists, teachers and nature lovers who are dedicated to supporting, protecting and expanding the 55,000 acre Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica–a place regarded by conservation experts as one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.