Savegre Forever!

by ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica
Oct 14, 2013

Building Constituency in the Savegre

We've had a lot of movement related to our Savegre Watershed work during this past reporting period.  Most of it revolves around organizing more and more support for the concept of a Biosphere Reserve.  Perhaps the biggest news is the Municipal Council of Aguirre (Quepos/Manuel Antonio) asked us to come give them a presentation of our efforts in the Savegre. It appears that after being the only municipality that did not sign a letter of support for the Biosphere Reserve concept two years ago, they are interested in taking up the issue again.  We are optimistic that the councils' invitation is an indicator of tits willingness to sign on...

We were also asked to address the local council of another biological corridor, Rio Naranjo, to see if we could work together along the pacific coast.  We have much in common with the Titi (squirrel monkey) Foundation, which organized the corridor, and we expect we will working with them much more in the future. 

Finally we have been hard at work working with some local volunteers to help redesign the proposed boundary of the Savegre Biosphere Reserve. It will now include Manuel Antonio National Park – Costa Rica's most visited park – and a marine buffer area from Manuela Antonio all the way to the coastal-marine sector of the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor.

Any questions, I'd love to hear from you ( and thanks for your continued support!


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ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica

Location: Dominical, Osa, San Jose - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Richard Margoluis
Guapil, Puntarenas Costa Rica
$16,020 raised of $50,000 goal
234 donations
$33,980 to go
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