Reserva Kinkajou

Buffer zone in the Braulio Carrillo National Park

In 2017, Tropica Verde was made aware of the deforestation of primary forest near the town of Horquetas north of San José. Even though it was not possible to completely stop the logging, Tropica Verde was able to acquire in two stages in 2018 and 2019 an important buffer zone of nearly 40 ha along the edge of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

River in Kinkajou Reserve

Located directly on the edge of the national park, the area forms a biological corridor between two adjacent primary forest areas. This makes the area particularly important for the preservation of biodiversity and its reforestation through targeted plantings and natural succession.

Tree frog The Kinkajou after which the Reserve is named

Habitat for the great green macaw, shy wildcats and rare amphibians

The Kinkajou Reserve hosts the Great Green Macaw during its seasonal migration from north to south due to the presence of important feeding tress like the rare monkey pot tree. In addition to protecting this tree, Tropica Verde is planting other important rainforest trees, like the almendro, titor, kapok, sandbox tree and gavilan on deforested areas. By doing this, we ensure that the habitat of the Great Green Macaw and other endangered there is protected. In May 2020, Tropica Verde learned how important this protected area is for the macaws: up to 7 breeding pairs were observed daily moving from one tree to the next within the reserve. This was an important observation for the remaining macaw population in Costa Rica.

Braulio Carrillo National Park Great Green Macaw

What is Tropica Verde doing?

  • Acquisition and reforestation of an important buffer zone on the edge of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Enlargement
    of the Great Green Macaw’s habitat through targeted planting of feeding trees such as the almendro, sandbox, monkey pot and the titor tree. The seeds are collected on site, raised in a nursery, and later replanted in the forest.
  • For the implementation of the forest conservation and reforestation measures, our neighbor, Pedro Mendez Tam, is enthusiastically collaborating with us on a voluntary basis. The nature lover runs the Yatama Ecolodge in the
    immediate vicinity.
  • We plan on expanding an existing old wooden house on the Reserva Kinkajou into a scientific and educational center in
    the near future. In addition, nature trails, a fruit garden and bird watching sites will be established.


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What You Can Do:


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