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Support a Wildlife Bridge!

Donate to help save over 22 species with our wildlife bridges!

Kids Saving the Rainforest places wildlife bridges that cross above the roads of Manuel Antonio.
With the help of the local hydroelectric company (ICE) and local experts, we continue to erect bridges and carefully maintain them over the years.  
Keeping the wildlife bridges safe and functional is an enormous job, due to tropical storms and numerous other factors.   We initially started the project to help the endangered squirrel monkeys that are endemic to this small portion of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.  They have a nickname of "Titi monkeys" (mono titi) in this country...but after some observational studies, it was discovered than at least 22 other species are seen to regularly use the bridges to bypass electrical wires and cross over-developed areas!

The leading causes of death of the endangered Squirrel monkeys in the Manuel Antonio area are:
- Electrocution by high-voltage wires while crossing roads  
- Getting run over by cars


These bridges have been a critical life saving feature of our program and have been instrumental in a population surge from 1200 "Titi" Squirrel monkey individuals in the local population to more than 4000, according to recent studies by wildlife biologist Lenin Rosales.  

Previously considered critically endangered by the IUCN Red List, Squirrel monkeys (grey-capped, red backed squirrel monkey subspecies- Saimiri Oerstedii) have now been upgraded to "vulnerable" status.

Your Business Can Help!

Donate to our wildlife bridge program, and with a minimum amount, your name or your organization’s name can be listed as a sponsor of a specific bridge in the master list of Wildlife Bridges at KSTR and you can receive a beautiful certificate and promotion across our social media and email campaigns.

The Squirrel Monkey population in Manuel Antonio is on the increase due to conservation efforts like the monkey bridges, reforestation, and programs teaching tourists not to feed the monkeys. We have also managed to rehabilitate and release many monkeys who were previously considered unreleasable, and they have now joined other wild monkeys and had offspring of their own - so we are very  cautiously optimistic about their future. 

 Help us keep the titi numbers growing by generously supporting the monkey bridge program.

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