As of 2019, 344 animal species in Costa Rica are listed on the IUCN Red List from threatened to critically endangered . Many of these populations are decreasing at alarming rates. Allowing these decreases to continue would be tragic as it would further destroy our beautifully biodiverse ecosystems. At Wild Sun, we aim to boost populations of threatened and endangered species in an effort to 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 to reintroduce Scarlet Macaws, returning this iconic species to an area where they no longer exist in the wild.
Wild macaws once thrived the Nicoya Peninsula, and two of their main food sources, the Mountain Almond and Beach Almond trees, grow in abundance here. There are also few known predators in this area, making it an ideal place for reintroduction and population growth.
We currently have 6 pairs of breeding adults, 5 juveniles, and 10 macaws that are ready for release on our property. Later this year, we will begin releasing these magnificent birds back to the wild where they belong.
Looking to the future, we also have our eye on reintroducing the Geoffroy's Spider Monkey, an endangered species that has disappeared from this region of Costa Rica.
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.