THE JAGUAR ACCESS GATEWAY PROJECT is working to establish long-term conservation measures to protect the habitat of the jaguar and the five other felid species native to Costa Rica. Our primary focus is on repairing the weakest link in the Central American Jaguar Corridor in order to maintain connectivity between key jaguar populations.
CORRIDOR CONSERVATION IN COSTA RICA
The Barbilla-Destierro Biological Corridor connects the Central Volcanic Cordillera of Costa Rica with the Cordillera de Talamanca that stretches east towards Panama. Acting as a bridge between these two vital jaguar habitats, this corridor has been highlighted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as a priority for conservation not only at a national level, but also at a regional level within Central America. It is the only place in Costa Rica with sufficient forest cover to ensure the passage of large mammals from one cordillera to the other.
THE THREAT TO THE CORRIDOR
In 2016 the Reventazon Hydroelectric Dam will create an artificial lake that will dissect the Barbilla-Destierro Corridor. The new lake will present a significant barrier to the migration and dispersal of jaguars and several other threatened species through the corridor. Work on the dam will also require the construction of new roads, further impacting the connectivity of species across the region.
REPAIRING THE CORRIDOR
The Jaguar Access Gateway Project aims to preserve the integrity of the corridor by working to protect strategically located parcels of land that provide a safe passage for migrating wildlife from one side of the flooded Reventazon River Valley to the other. We offer free reforestation and conservation consultations to landowners in the valley, and in addition to our volunteer work we represent several beautiful properties in the heart of the corridor that are in urgent need of preservation. We are seeking conscientious investors to purchase and protect these priceless areas of natural beauty. For information about investing in land for conservation, please see the properties we represent here.