Quepos, Costa Rica
Located in the rainforest on the edge of Quepos in Puntarenas Province on the Pacific coast – this project is a hidden gem for the wildlife of the area. Kids Saving The Rainforest (KSTR) are both a wildlife rescue, hospital and rehab unit along with having a sanctuary for those animals who wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild – some who have come in from the pet trade or those born with conditions such as blindness or malformed beaks (as was the case with Bouche – a former resident scarlet macaw).
Each year the project takes in around 150 animals – they’re a combination of unwanted pets or they’re wildlife that have come to harm as an unintentional consequence of human impaction on their environment. Uninsulated electrical wires cause electrical burns, where trees have been felled to make way for new roads – animals such as sloths and monkeys (capuchins, howler and squirrel) are involved in road traffic accidents.
The Global Wildlife Rescue Project is helping to support KSTR by providing vital funding to support their rescue and rehabilitation work. We, like the team there, want to see the wildlife back where they belong – in the wild.
Donate now to support the vital work of KSTR.