We promote and form part of various Biological Corridors: San Juan – La Selva, Bellbird, and Alexander Skutch to protect species in danger of extinction such as the Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) and various species that migrate from Nicaragua such as the Great Green Macaw (Ara abigua).
In fact, we are allied with various Conservation Areas of the National System of Protected Areas (SINAC) and we are part of the National Network of Biological Corridors.
Here are some facts about the corridors in which the TSC is involved:
- The Bellbird Biological Corridor extends between the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste on Costa Rican Pacific coast. It includes the Monteverde and San Luis Reserves, in which projects of sustainable agriculture and environmental education are being implemented.
- In the Alexander Skutch Corridor baseline studies are being developed in the communities of which it is comprised and in the protected areas, with the purpose of creating a work proposal that integrates conservation with community development.
- The binational San Juan – La Selva Biological Corridor (195 thousand hectares) that we have coordinated since 2002, extends from the north of the province of Heredia in Costa Rica to southern Nicaragua.
The purpose of the San Juan – La Selva Corridor is the sustainable development of the local communities by protecting the priority habitat, design a sustainable land use plan and carry out environmental education in schools and other areas. The Kelady Reserve is located within this corridor and its forests offer environmental services such as:
- Sustainable productions of water for consumption and aquatic tourism
- Carbon offset
- Conservation of biodiversity
- Maintenance of migratory routes of wildlife in habitats between lowlands and mountains
- Regional biological connectivity
- Scenic beauty.
Through our participation in biological corridors we protect landscapes and key habitats for the conservation of tropical biodiversity.