Be a part of the solution

With 150-200 species going extinct each day, the only hope for many species will be Captive Breeding programs. Planet Rehab will release the offspring from our breeding efforts into our protected rainforest, therefore, helping to ensure the survival of these endangered species.


Donate to Plant Rehab Endangered Species Project today! Proceeds will help fund programs that lead to achieving the following:



  • Rainforest

  • Reforest as Needed with Indigenous Plants



  • Breed Vulnerable Species

  • Protect Existing Populations



  • Animal Sanctuaries

  • Birdwatching Tours

  • Day Tours and Lodging


  • Internship Programs

  • Environmental Education

The facts don’t lie.

Despite being being smaller than South Carolina, Panama is home to more than 10,000 varieties of plants and more than 1,500 different types of animals -- including the largest population of unique bird species in Central America. Unfortunately, 359 species in Panama are already at risk of extinction.


Unfortunately, Central America is facing some of the same challenges as the Amazon Rainforests; improved transportation routes, expanded development and the influx of Americans are all threatening Central American Rainforests.

Governmental corruption, illegal logging, and general development have put these protected areas at risk. Certain species, such as jaguars, need large territories in order to procreate without the possibility of inbreeding, and Costa Rica has only 35% of its original rainforests intact and Panama has even less! We need your help to stop this!

Our Plan


Planet Rehab believes in nurturing the relationship between humanity and nature and to this end, has created numerous interactive programs to inspire people to take better care of the environment.

The Planet Rehab team has over 40 years of experience breeding and caring for exotic animals and our team consists of Microbiologists, Wildlife Conservationists, Native Bird Specialists, Environmental Sustainability Experts & experienced Zookeepers, but we need your help! With 150-200 species going extinct each day, the only hope for many species will be captive breeding programs. Planet Rehab will release the offspring from our breeding efforts into our protected rainforest, therefore, helping to ensure their
species’ survival!

Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish and we believe that we can assist Central America in the all-important mission of protecting its precious environment. This cannot be done without your help so please donate now!

planet rehab endangered species  Sponsorship Tiers
Planet Propagator $40

Fund the planting of rainforest trees

Caretaker $75

Sponsors the care for endangered animals and keeps species safe


Funds land purchases and help protect existing rainforest territory

Planet Saver $500

Sponsors of an acre of land that will be part of the nature reserve, helps fund the sanctuary, provides care for the animals, and plants new trees in deforested areas

Custom Sponsorship $$

Your sponsorship for Planet Rehab can be custom tailored to reflect your interests and desired support level, from funding a specific program or sponsoring an individual event at Planet Rehab.


Marina De León

Marina currently specializes for Planet Rehab. She currently specializes in amphibian disease mitigation. Marina received her B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology from UC Davis, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology at UC Davis.  Using the latest biotechnology resources, she plans to find a cure for the deadly amphibian disease, chytridiomycosis.


Having reliable contacts in Costa Rica as well as Panama, and a background in wildlife conservation are her key features for the program. In addition to contributing knowledge of conservation and amphibians, she is facilitating the creation of a Planet Rehab center in a place that will benefit animals most, a rural town, with limited resources in the heart of the tropical rainforest.

Gary is a self-described Animal/Enviro Freak - many times preferring the company of animals to humans. Long before founding Planet Rehab in 2002, Gary worked with various species of animals dating back to 1970 and has successfully bred numerous species on the endangered species list. The United Nations declaration stating that we are causing the extinction of 150-200 species each day keeps him motivated to work for the protection of their habitats and the survival of their species. Gary founded Planet Rehab in 2002 and since that time Planet Rehab has been working to protect the environment locally as well as globally. He is hopeful that the Planet Rehab team can make a meaningful contribution by not only protecting rainforest, but by breeding species facing extinction in Panama.

Gary Mitchell

Skye is a recently graduated high school student from St. Lucy's Priory High School. At St. Lucy's she was very active in the community service organization, KIWIN'S. Skye was the Treasurer, Vice President, and President during her time in the St. Lucy's KIWIN'S Club. During her leadership, the club received multiple awards based on money raised for charities and hours completed by the over 160 members in the club. Skye was also awarded the Christian Service Award for the Los Angeles Diocese for her dedication to service throughout her high school career and the Kiwanis Scholarship for her continuous work to her KIWIN'S club for 4 years.

Skye Rummer

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