Peninsula De Osa - Costa Rica
Peninsula de Osa – Biodiversity Hotspot
In the south of Costa Rica is the Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA in Spanish), covering the counties of Osa, Corredores, and Golfito of the Puntarenas province, totaling to about 158,721 ha of protected land and 11,675 ha of sea.
The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. This megadiversity has led the region to receive immense attention from biologists, primatologists, as well as botanical collectors. It has the most significant wetland ecosystem and mangrove forests of Central America, being a home to:
The reforested areas are monitored monthly to provide seedlings with help against environmental threats such as vines, grass, fires, among others.
Central American Squirrel Monkey
(Saimiri oerstedii) – EN
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey
(Ateles geoffroyi) – EN
(Alouatta palliata) – VU
Panamanian white-faced Capuchin
(Cebus imitator) – VU