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Unfortunately with the increase of tourism and infrastructure in this area, comes along the cases of injured animals.
Electrocutions are one of the biggest causes of mortality of the monkeys we rescue.
We are left with many injured orphaned baby monkeys as well after their mother has passed away due to electrocutions.
Along with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), we are using a GPS map to track where we have installed the wildlife bridges and also keep a record of where animals are getting injured. So we can see where we still need to install wildlife bridges and strengthen our education program for the community of what they can do as well to avoid animals getting hurt.
With the more support we get in donations, the more resources we have to install more wildlife bridges in the area and also extend our outreach educational program to teach the community how to take action to help.
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In the last few months we have received several species of animals injured or affected by electrocutions.
We received 4 baby squirrel monkeys, all of them lost their mums due to electrocutions, but luckily for them they arrived to our rescue center. Our nursery team have been doing an awesome job caring for this babies and they are now in the last step of the rehabilitation process. They were introduced together and put in a bigger enclosure with more stimulus so they can learn how to be wild again.
We also rescued Henry, who arrived at our clinic a few weeks ago with very serious burns, as a result of electrocutions, our team of professionals is doing everything possible, to save him so that he can return to the wild.
Did you know that with our wildlife bridge project we work to decrease these accidents?
Over the last few years Kids Saving the Rainforest have put more than 130 blue ropes all around Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
These ropes act as a wildlife bridge that allows animals from lots of different species to cross the road in a safe way.
This significantly reduces the number of animals suffering car crashes but also the number of animals being electrocuted as it provides an alternative way to cross the road avoiding the electric wires.
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Kids Saving the Rainforest is very proud of what we do for wildlife in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Unfortunately, due to the growth in tourism and the infraestructure created in Manuel Antonio, there are a lot of electrocutions of wildlife in this area.
One of the primary reasons animals arrive at KSTR Rescue Center is electrocutions. Many animals use power lines to cross the roads which can cause severe injuries or even deaths in many cases.
The squirrel monkey featured in the photo was rescued from such an incident. Unfortunately, his mother didn’t make it.
The good news is, the baby monkey, Marco Antonio, is doing great! He is now living in the nursery where our staff is taking great care of him, and preparing him for release.
To avoid these incidents from happening, KSTR has created an animal bridge project, where we install blue ropes all around the area to ensure that wildlife can avoid dangerous power lines and enjoy safe passage across roads.
KSTR works with the local electrical company (ICE) in the area to do different types of efforts to try to reduce the cases of electrocutions. Like putting up animal bridges, cutting branches near electrical wires and educating the community on what they can do to help.
Check out our social media so you can follow the cases of electrocuted animals we rescue and how you can help!
Hello KSTR family!
It has been an awesome start of the year for Kids Saving the Rainforest! We have also been celebrating KSTR´s Anniversary!
It seems like so long ago... 23 years ago two little girls decided they wanted to save the rainforest, what a crazy idea right?
But that's how this whole project started and since then we have done so many things to help the rainforest and all the wildlife that lives in it.
It is thanks to all the help and support we get from you that we have been able to come this far, and we are very grateful!
We wanted to let you know about new exciting things happening at KSTR! We are getting very modern at KSTR and have a new partnership with a company that will create NFT sloths and donate 75% of their profits to save real sloths! Isn't that great?
Do you also not know what an NFT is? Do not worry. You can learn a bit more here: https://bit.ly/DisgruntledJungle
KSTR has also been working in creating educational panflets of the effects of electrocutions by electrical wires in wildlife and the efforts the community can do to prevent them. We will be sharing the panflets with the community, institutions and tourist companies so we can all work together to protect the wildlife.
We continue working with the National electrical company to fix willdife bridges, mantain them and put up new ones in strategic places.
We are very proud of the work we have been doing and excited what more will come this year!
Thank you so much for all the help you bring to the organization and work together along side with us to make all this happen!
We will keep you updated on any news!
Hello KSTR Family!
We want to update you on the great work KSTR is doing to protect wildlife from getting electrocuted and rescuing those who do!
This year KSTR worked on multiple projects with the Costa Rican Electical Institute (ICE) to put up animal bridges in different locations in Manuel Antonio and Quepos area.
KSTR has also been focusing on educating the community about wildlife electrocutions and how the community is also responsible to prevent them from happening!
Did you know that in Costa Rica it has been estimated that over 2,000 animals are electrocuted each year? This number has likely increased due to deforestation, tourism, and uninsulated power lines.
KSTR works with ICE to determine which power lines need to be insulated in the are and also put up bridges where needed, so that wildlife can safely pass thru with out risk of electrocution.
When an incident ocurrs, they are reported to us and KSTR goes into action! Many times we need to rescue the injured animals but unfortunately most of the times they die, which makes it so important to prevent electrocutions thru action, not just by the government but also by the community.
What have we been sharing with the community so they can help prevent electrocutions?
-Do not feed wildlife: this encourages animals to cross the powerlines and roads to get to the food, causing electrocutions but also the animals can get run over, be attacked by dogs or even sick from the food they get. It also affects their normal behavior and habits.
-Reporting electrocutions: is super important so organizations can take action
-Land maintinence: The routine pruning of vegetation around power lines, prevents animals from using them to cross roads.
-Covering trash bins: to avoid animals getting into residential areas to get into trashbins.
-Do not attract animals to residential areas: It is more rewarding and safe to enounter wildlife in their natural habitatand ensure their survival
You can help us raise awareness too! Please share this information with all you know!
We are all responsible for the electrocutions of animals due to our relieance on electricity. If we work together we can make a significant difference in the precention of wildlife electrocutions!
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