Monkey Bridge Program
As a part of our plan to save the Titi monkeys, Kids Saving the Rainforest places monkey 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 as needed and to carefully maintain the bridges we’ve erected over the years. Keeping the monkey bridges safe and functional is an enormous job, due to tropical storms and numerous other factors. Click here to Help KSTR keep the over 12 species of wildlife safe by sponsoring a monkey bridge!
Approximately 3000 critically endangered Titi monkeys (grey-capped red backed squirrel monkey subspecies) remain according to recent studies by wildlife biologist Lenin Rosales. This is great news because several years ago there were only 1200- 1500 individuals and the precious monkey was critically endangered. The mono titi 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. The leading causes of death for these precious primates are electrocution by electric wires while crossing roads and being hit by cars. Help us keep the titi numbers growing by generously supporting the monkey bridge program.
UPDATE: We are currently conducting a study on the monkey bridges to determine what types of animals are using them, how often, and why in order to continue to improve their effectiveness in preventing electrocutions and road-related deaths. For any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Watch a video of the KSTR spokeskids talking about the Titi Monkeys and the Monkey Bridges!
- Take a look at our Monkey Bridge Poster!
- Review our Monkey Bridge Report 2012! translate.google.com can help with translation to English from Spanish.
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