In recent years and due to climate changes that are affecting the ecosystem of many countries, it seems recurrent to speak of biodiversity of our nature, fauna and flora. But let’s define what biodiversity is: it is the reflection of the quantity, variety and variability of living organisms.
Unfortunately the negative effects of the loss or reduction of these ecosystems are having consequences that are already appreciable for everyone as:
- Extinction of species
- Climate changes
But humans also feel the effects of this loss of biodiversity such as: security food, exposure to natural catastrophes, access to raw materials, etc.
Programs and projects such as volunteering dedicated to biodiversity is a good example to see in situ when we talk about loss of ecosystems and biodiversity.
In the case of Costa Rica, it is considered one of the 25 most biodiverse countries on the planet. It is estimated that more than 500,000 species inhabit, this represents 6% of the world’s biodiversity. It has 227 species of mammals, more than 800 birds, reptiles or amphibians.
We continue in Central America with Nicaragua It has 650 species of birds, and 6,500 species of vascular plants, and an estimated over 250,000 species of insects.
The coral reefs of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is a good example of biodiversity as well as the geological processes that have given rise to our lakes and volcanoes, or the formation of coral islands such as the Pearl Cays.
The sandy beaches and coastal area is a high biological biodiversity. Natural coastal systems include pine forests, flooded forests (swamps), rivers, lagoons and estuaries and finally beaches and bars.
Guatemala is a known destination for bird watching, there are more than 720 species (migratory and resident). A visit to the protected areas ensures an authentic contact experience with nature and wildlife. More than 33% of its territory is considered a protected area. In the dense jungle of the north, you can see a variety of birds, howler monkeys and spider monkeys, jaguars, pumas, tapirs and raccoons, among many others.
The geographical location is ideal for this type of migration. Any time of the year is suitable for bird watching in the country, but the best months are March and April, since it is when the birds are most active.
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There is also the first historic natural reserve, Cabo Blanco. Since 1994, it has 27 national parks and several biological reserves. Another example is the Talamanca Mountain Range that has protected species, which also includes the La Amistad International Park. In the Osa Peninsula is the Corcovado National Park, which is a tropical rainforest, very characteristic and unique in the world, for the large number of species that live
Equally we find the National Marine Park Las Baulas is the conservation area most important of the American Pacific.
Without realizing it, we are surrounded by so much beauty that we do not care and protect because of ignorance or because we are not aware of the damage we can do to the environment and the different species that inhabit it. That’s why we invite you to learn a little more about the work we do through volunteer projects in different destinations in which we collaborate
You are interested in knowing a little more about the support we give, you can information about programs, tips countries on volunteering, hiking, listeningthe podcast “The Journey of volunteer” in iVoox, iTunes , in Spotify and now also in google podcast.