Can you imagine that your house is crossed by a road and your life is at risk every time you have to go from the room to the kitchen?
This is the reality for hundreds of species of animals that play their lives while searching for food, trying to reproduce or simply looking to move around.
Among the mammals that die most run over, the manigordo (Leopardus pardalis) stands out, only in this year 2019, 17 manigordos have died run over in the streets of Costa Rica. This charismatic feline has adapted to living in human-modified environments, such as secondary forests, charral and even plantations. Despite being one of the felines that lives closest to humans, key information on its ecology, especially associated with roads, is still unknown.
With your support we can bring solutions to reduce the number of outrages on the Costanera Route (RN34).
This conservation project will help to address the mitigation efforts of abuses by understanding the patterns of activity and habitat use to determine key crossing points. We will do this in coordination with the MINAE, MOPT, local communities and other organizations to ensure that the work is effective.
You can make your contribution by Pay-Pal or by direct deposit to the accounts of the Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation:
Corporate Name: CRWildlife Foundation
Legal ID: 3006753543
BAC CREDOMATIC Bank
BAC Account Number: 935628560
Account Number C.C ……: 10200009356285602
IBAN Account Number …..: CR15010200009356285602
BAC Account Number: 935628552
Account Number C.C ……: 10200009356285521
IBAN Account Number …..: CR68010200009356285521
Support from experience
The Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation already has experience bringing solutions to this threat, during the 2015-2017 period its Nai Conservation program conducted a study of danta populations in the Cerro de la Muerte, specifically on the South Inter-American Highway (RN2) where in so only 9 years had died 24 dantas. This study promoted the installation of mitigation measures, generated an education program and provided important data for the conservation of this threatened species.