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.
The leading causes of death of the endangered Squirrel monkeys in Manuel Antonio 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 surge from 1200 Squirrel individuals in the local population to 3700.
Approximately 3000 critically endangered Squirrel monkeys (grey-capped red backed squirrel monkey subspecies) remain according to recent studies by wildlife biologist Lenin Rosales. Your Business Can Help!
Donate to our wildlife bridge program and your name or your organization’s name will be listed as a sponsor of this bridge in the master list of Wildlife Bridges at KSTR and you will 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. Their status has been upgraded to “endangered” as of 2008 and we’re cautiously optimistic about their future. Help us keep the titi numbers growing by generously supporting the monkey bridge program.