Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Located in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is home to jaguars, pumas, tapirs, anteaters, at least 375 bird species, 6,000 insect species, and more than 3,000 documented plant species. Off the coast in the Pacific, humpback whales and dolphins raise their young among populations of green, leatherback, hawksbill, and olive ridley sea turtles. Corcovado National Park and the surrounding areas comprise the largest remaining tract of lowland tropical forest in the Pacific Coast of Central America. Now a conservation priority within Central America, the biological significance of the Osa Peninsula is unparalleled in the region, with forests that are comparable in structural complexity and biodiversity to the forests of the Amazon Basin.
SaveNature.Org is working with our in-country partners and The Nature Conservancy to assist in the purchase of critical land of more than 600 hectares with important freshwater sources that connects Piedras Blancas National Park with the Terraba-Sierpe Wetland in the Osa Biological corridor. We are working with our zoo and aquarium partners to permanently protect key lands and establish concrete management and conservation plans that will meet the ecological needs of the peninsula’s natural resources for future generations.
Scarlet macaws are considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world and are known to live between 40 to 60 years. The loss of rainforest impacts their lives. Help us save their homes in Corcovado National Park.
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