Tiskita Private Biological Reserve
Wild Macaw Association is based in Tiskita Private Biological Reserve in Punta Banco, a small ocean-side town fringed by the jungle where the road ends in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.
Besides a Private Biological Reserve, Tiskita is an ecolodge. The biological reserve protects primary and secondary tropical rainforest. It is home to over 275 species of birds and a myriad of other animals, including endangered endemic species like the Central American Squirrel Monkey and the Granular Poison-dart Frog.
Lowland Tropical Rainforest
Tropical rainforests occur near the equator and are hot and wet year-round. Half of all the living animal and plant species on the planet are found in tropical rainforests with many, possibly millions, of species still undiscovered. High biodiversity is therefore oldest exisitng biome on earth
Tropical rainforests have existed for hundreds of millions of years but have been under threat of deforestation for decades. Tropical rainforest conservation is of vital importance, not only to preserve species, also to reduce global warming due to climate change. reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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South Pacific Costa Rica
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The Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA) is one of the protected areas in Costa Rica that are overseen by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). SINAC is part of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE).
An estimated 3% of the entire biodiversity on earth can be found in the Osa Conservation Area. Well-known local reserves are Corcovado National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park, and the Golfo Dulce, one of only three tropical fjords in the world.