Species reintroduction

Species reintroduction

 

As of 2017, 352 species are listed on the endangered species list in Costa Rica. In just two years it has jumped from 330.[1] Allowing this rate of increase would be tragic and further destroy the special biodiversity found here. We aim to boost populations of endangered species in order to try and reverse the trend of mounting population loss.

We have an alliance with AsoProLapa, a Scarlet Macaw breeding program on the Nicoya Peninsula. Thanks to our Proximity to the Cabo Blanco reserve, Wild Sun is an ideal spot for a Macaw reintroduction project and returning them to an area where they no longer exist.

Macaws have lived here in the past and two of their main food sources, the Mountain Almond and Beach Almond trees grow in abundance.  There is also no known predator here at the park, making it a perfect area for release and population growth.

We are currently fundraising to build the Macaw enclosures. Once we have the resources we can finish building the Macaw habitats and then start to release these magnificent birds back to where they belong.

We also have our eye on reintroducing the 3-toed sloth.  By many accounts, they once lived here on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. There have been sightings of 3-toed sloths as recently as 2007 in the neighboring town of Delicias.  But we still need further proof of their previous existence here in the Cabo Blanco area before we may begin to breed them for release.

We will keep our eye on as many species as possible with the hopes of reintroduction to the area, thereby strengthening and diversifying populations to buck the current trends of animal loss and extinction.

 

[1]According to Earth’s Endangered Creatures