Finding Hope in Costa Rica

Follow professional big mountain skier Lynsey Dyer as she explores the geography of her dreams, and what the people who inhabit it are doing to preserve it. This is Costa Rica as few know it.

Being from the high mountain desert, it’s always been Lynsey’s desire to experience the opposite and spend time in a rainforest where conservation is top of mind. On her trip to Costa Rica, she visits the town of Tortuguero, where sea turtles come to hatch each year. The conservation program that’s preserved the area for these graceful creatures has been in effect since 1959—making it the oldest in the world.

Next she visits Planet One World, a biodynamic farm in Puerto Viejo, where Ken Tiemann is one of the few people fully following the path of their dream. He’s learned from the local tribes how to work with nature, not against it.

The final stop on Lynsey's conservation tour is the Jaguar Rescue Center. Founded by a biologist, it takes in injured and displaced animals, giving them another chance at life. She often asks, “What can we do to be part of the solution?” and the answer, as it turns out, lies in simply showing up and asking the question, then being open to a new way of learning. The Costa Rican people have immense pride in their land, and they know that if they work to preserve it now, it’ll reward them tenfold in the years ahead.

This video is proudly produced in partnership with Visit Costa Rica.

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