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 Lowland tropical rainforest fringed by the Pacific Ocean, our home base.

Lowland tropical rainforest fringed by the Pacific Ocean, our home base.

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 in the southwest of Costa Rica. Our roots within Tiskita Private Biological Reserve go back to 2002 when a Scarlet Macaw reintroduction project was started here. This reintroduction project has now ended, however we continue a partnership with Tiskita, sharing our commitment to keep monitoring the released Scarlet Macaws and to keep protecting and researching biodivsity in general, preferably with the help of the local community.

Besides a Private Biological Reserve, Tiskita is an ecolodge. The biological reserve protects primary and secondary tropical rainforest. It is home to plenty of wildlife, with over 275 species of birds recorded and a myriad of other animals, including endangered endemic species like the Central American Squirrel Monkey and the Granular Poison-dart Frog.

Lowland Rainforest

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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).

It is estimated that around 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.