We are really excited for 2016! We have so many plans for upgrades and improvements in Tortuguero.
Here is what we have planned.
There is a massive initiative to improve the signage in Tortuguero National Park and we were happy to get involved and donate money to this project. Signs that will be erected by the rangers will help to formalise things like speed limits on the roads, list all of the prohibited and restricted activities in the area and give warnings about poaching and hunting. Once the signs have been made, the rangers will put them up in key areas. We look forward to sharing
Once the signs have been made, the rangers will put them up in key areas. We look forward to sharing news with you on how this will help the park!
We have also managed to buy research equipment for our partners at the Costal Jaguar Conservation, thanks to your donations. The equipment includes cameras, chargers and SD cards so that animal interactions and sightings can be better recorded. There was also enough funding to get field books that are weather proof so that we can take notes even if it is raining as well as some padlocks that we needed for their camera trap boxes.
Another exciting development is the upgrades that we are going to be making to our base. We are raising money for the GVI-CT Transitioning to Low Carbon Operations fund so that we can make sure that our base, in this pristine rain forest, has as little human impact as possible. We have already ordered our first 2 solar panels and battery packs and have plans to build big gardens to lessen the harmful effects of run-off water seeping into the sand. We will also be installing rainwater tanks.
We are very excited about what is in store for this project in 2016 and hope you are too!