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Light Hawk in Manuel Antonio

Light Hawk Pilot & Passengers

Light Hawk with volunteer pilot George & passengers Juan Pablo Aquero, Warren Umana, & Cristian Bogantes

By Marina Ocampo

Invited by the Titi Conservation Alliance, Light Hawk small plane and its volunteer pilot George came to help evaluate 8-years long reforestation project by taking areal photos of the region and note the gaps in the Rio Naranjo Biological Corridor.

This largest and oldest volunteer-based environmental aviation organization in North America is involved in thousands of missions each year in order to help environmental organizations in their work. Light Hawk plays a unique and critical role in the environmental movement. Providing perspective from the air, Light Hawk flights give passengers the chance to see for themselves the widespread effects of unsound environmental policies and practices.

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Rio Naranjo Biological Corridor Project Enters New Phase

By Marina Ocampo

After nine years of work and almost 30,000 trees planted, the Naranjo River Biological Corridor project is coming to a new phase. This oldest project of the Titi Conservation Alliance is currently going through the process of formal acceptance in the system of biological corridors of Costa Rica and the Mezo-American Biological Corridor.

The main objective of the project is to create biological connectivity between the two most important wild areas of the Aguirre county – Manuel Antonio National Park and Cerro Nara Protected Area. This connectivity will allow movement of the wildlife, and especially isolated troups of Titi Monkeys. When small groups of animals are isolated, they are forced to interbreed and the small genetic pool leads to poor health and eventual extinction. It is particularly tragic when the species are rare or endemic (do not exist anywhere else in the world) such as titi monkeys (subspecies Saimiri Oerstedii Citrinellis).

Titi Conservation Alliance

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NO MORE ‘GREEN WASHING’

By Marina Ocampo

One of the main focus areas of the work of the Titi Conservation Alliance is assistance to our members to introduce more sustainable practices in their work and, as a tangible proof of their commitment to the sustainable development, to get certified by the Costa Rica Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Program.

The program evaluates four categories: The interaction between the company and its surrounding natural habitat, the management policies and the operational systems within the company and its infrastructure, the interaction of the company with its clients in terms of how much it allows and invites the client to be an active contributor to the company’s policies of sustainability, and the interaction of the company with the local communities and the population in general.

Titi Conservation Alliance

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