The Holiday season didn’t stop CRWF’s conservation action! The Nai Conservation team continued tracking and monitoring the 7 radio-collared tapirs in different sites of the Tenorio-Miravalles Biological Corridor. All the tapirs are in good health and generating interesting movement data. All this scientific information is part of the PhD. thesis of Jorge Rojas, co-coordinator of Nai Conservation and is being used to develop conservation plans and directing conservation actions.


In the Tenorio-Miravalles Corridor, the “Vida entre Volcanes” citizen science group, along SINAC and CATURI hosted the 3rd Annual Bird Count. During a full day, 35 community members bird watched along different routes to capture as many species as possible. This year the list ended up with 278 specie and most importantly, a community motivated to continue conserving and monitoring local biodiversity. Local young people are empowered and capable of organizing wildlife monitoring activities, which serves as a great motivation for the sustainable growth in the community. Five young members of Vida entre Volcanes have been actively incorporated into the camera trapping and tapir tracking processes of the Nai Conservation team.

“The inclusion and incorporation of young people from Vida entre Volcanes in the whole process is very gratifying and adds infinite value to my work”

– Jorge Rojas, co-coordinator of Nai Conservation.

A total of 18 camera traps were collected and now the data is being catalogued. To the surprise of the end of the year, a Jaguarundi was detected in one of the cameras, being the fifth feline species reported for the Tenorio-Miravalles Biological Corridor.