Private funding, sustainable design and collaborative leadership transform access to Playa Naranjo in Santa Rosa National Park, paving the way for a thriving future.

The significance of ACG’s mid-elevational Caribbean forest habitat cannot be overstated, as it provides a contiguous block of undeveloped and unbroken habitats critical to the survival of many migratory bird species from the north during the winter months. Sadly, habitat loss, pesticide use and climate disruption pose significant threats to these birds, making the efforts of the BioAve team all the more crucial.

Costa Rica’s ten-year BioAlfa project is DNA-barcoding the entire country to promote bioliteracy. It is part of a multinational research initiative aimed at building a global library of life — a DNA-barcode reference library — centered at the University of Guelph and the Smithsonian Institution.