Dedication to the Conservation of the Osa Peninsula
Osa Rainforest Rentals understands how special our remote corner of Costa Rica is. With a total area of just 700 square miles, the Osa harbors 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet. The Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park host approximately 140 species of mammals, 367 birds species, 117 amphibian and reptile species, 40 types of freshwater fish, and it is estimated that there are some 6,000 types of insects. Moreover, the Osa Peninsula is a sanctuary to the largest population of scarlet macaws in Central America and home to many endemic species of birds.
Although Corcovado National Park was set aside for conservation in 1975, illegal activities including logging, gold mining, and animal poaching still pose great threat to habitat and wildlife inside the park. The conservation of the Corcovado National Park should be a priority, as it is the last remaining intact lowland tropical rainforest left in Central America, and our little village of Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre is trying to do its part. Historically, local employment opportunities have been very limited and many locals are forced to rely on illegal activities, such as gold mining and hunting in the park, to support their families. In Dos Brazos foreigners and locals alike have been working hard to create positive local change. For example, our community united to build the El Tigre Corcovado Trail, opened in February of 2015. With the opening of the trail, a free guide course was offered to locals so they may gain the skills necessary to lead groups through the park. This not only creates new employment opportunities, but strengthens environmental awareness in our community and actively engages locals in understanding the importance of protecting our natural resources.
Osa Rainforest Rentals and the village of Dos Brazos welcomes you to come explore our rich Costa Rican culture, engage in our community, and celebrate the unique natural diversity of the Osa Peninsula.
If you are interested in learning more about Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre and ways that you can volunteer, donate, or contribute in other ways, please visit the Dos Brazos community website; www.dosbrazosderiotigre.com