Blog

Bringing Back the Scarlet Macaw (And How You Can Help)

Bringing Back the Scarlet Macaw (And How You Can Help)

The Scarlet Macaw, a majestic species of parrot whose range stretches from southern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon is dwindling in population in Costa Rica.  Where it once enjoyed domain over 85% of Costa Rica's land mass, the species currently resides naturally in two small population centers; one in the Osa Peninsula and the other on the central pacific coast. But thanks to several projects, we are slowly reversing that trend. In the next several years, Wild Sun Rescue Center will be breeding...

Read More Read More

Wild and Growing Stronger

Wild and Growing Stronger

On January 28-30, the Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya hosted two courses intended to certify those who would like to dedícate their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife. In all, we certified 16 people for Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation as well as 10 people for Pain and Wound Management. Many of the certified attendees have already pledged to volunteer with the Wild Sun Rescue Center as first responders in the field and as rehabilitators in our center. Each course was...

Read More Read More

Wild Party for Wildlife

Wild Party for Wildlife

We finally published the website.  2 weeks of non-stop writing, organizing and designing and hardly a night with more than 4 hours sleep.  We were exhausted and it was time to celebrate. The best place to take everyone was obviously Vista De Olas.  It's paradise.  We rolled up, dove in, swam over to the edge of the cliff and waited for sunset; margaritas in hand and enjoying the fruits of our labor. I made a quick joke and realized that Roger was laughing, the owner of the joint....

Read More Read More

Falafel For Wildlife

Falafel For Wildlife

I had ignored countless emails of potential volunteers.  Who would want to help an "animal rescue center" with no animals anyway?  But somehow Dr. Falafel tracked me down. -"We want to come help.  We have plane tickets for next week to Costa Rica," said Sapir. -"But there's no animals.  We don't have permits.  Besides, we're just in the construction phase," I told her. -"My boyfriend had a construction company.  He loves that stuff." -"Yeah, but it's just that and some...

Read More Read More

Saving Wildlife on a Bumpy Road

Saving Wildlife on a Bumpy Road

Costa Rica is full of bumpy roads and I'm in the middle of the bumpiest one of my life. Soon after I moved here in 2007 I found out about Rainsong.  I had never seen a monkey before, let alone up close, so I was pretty damn excited check out this place.  As I arrived, I was greeted by what can only be described as a REALLY strong character - Mary, the owner.  She was cursing and mad and she...

Read More Read More