The caribbean coast in Costa Rica has a network of channels parallel to the beach formed by rivers, lagoons and artificial canals; leaving a strip of land classified as a wetland very rich in biodiversity: animals, plants and fungi.
From the 50s to the 70s, the large logging of this entire area was carried out after the great opening of the canal as the main communication channel. This, added to the later arrival of the banana companies in the vicinity of the wetland, led to a great loss of ecosystems.
Here in our small Refugio de vida silvestre Laguna Urpiano, of almost 50 hectares, we try to generate a new lung for the wetland. Thus, we reforest with native species that come to give a greater subjection to our increasingly flooded and poor soils due to the lack of roots. We also try to increase the plant diversity that provides food and shelter for the fauna.