We’re planting trees in Costa Rica so that the little anteater and his many friends are ensured they have a place to call home. We’re doing this by connecting smaller isolated forest patches with one another; thereby increasing the chance for the animals to find a partner and start a family.
What's going on?
We want to guarantee the continued existence of the little anteater (Tamandua) and his friends in the Monte Alto region, yet the next generation is missing. In their search for their dream women, the Anteater is dependent on trees in which he can move around and find food.
The Monte Alto Protected Area is located in the center of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula and covers 924 hectares. Within this zone, various land uses for a sensible combination of forest protection and small-plot agriculture (oranges, coffee, etc.) can be found. This favors the migration and conservation of animal and plant species such as the puma, howler monkey, white-tailed deer, paca, agouti, coati and also the little anteater.
In the middle of the last century, this region was almost entirely deforested for livestock. But the increased demand for cattle did not last long; instead a tall pasture grass grows now, which prevents natural reforestation. That is why Tropica Verde acquired Finca Alicia when it was for sale and started reforestation measures. Now, the animals can try their luck in the Monte Alto protected area on another piece of land and in the adjacent forest areas.
Since 1997, Tropica Verde has been supporting the Fundacion Monte Alto with reforestation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture in cooperation with land users in the region. So far, over 60% of the Monte Alto reserve has been reforested.
Help ensure the population of the little anteater and his friends in the region! Support the protection of these young families and ensure the next generation’s survival.
* You can find more information about our projects on our homepage: www.tropica-verde.de.
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* as well as on Twitter at @TropicaVerde.
Thank you for your help!