Preservation of natural habitats is important on a global level, and Costa Rica is one of the leading countries in habitat protection. Protecting Costa Rica is a short documentary that answers the following question: What actions have been taken by this country to reverse decades of environmental damage? The story of this country’s transformational journey is told through interviews of Costa Rican natives, directors of the country’s biological reserves and national parks, and science professors from Kent State University. The narration consists of information extracted from these interviews and from knowledge gathered during a three-week tour of four of the country’s biological reserves. The research reveals that Costa Rica is a proactive nation that values the environmental state of its country. The people of Costa Rica are paving the way for other countries in terms of educational outreach and biological programs that greatly reduce and reverse environmental damage.