ASANA is a local non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor (PTBC). It connects and protects important areas including Corcovado National Park, the Terreba-Sierpe wetlands, and including Manuel Antonio National Park and the Los Santos Forest Reserve. Forest habitat in the PTBC has increased significantly over the years leading to sightings of a wide variety of rare and endangered wildlife. It is our hope that one day we will witness tapir and jaguar roaming the Corridor.
ASANA works with Costa Rica government agencies and local communities, landowners, and the expat community to:
1. Identify, protect, and connect important properties along the length of the Corridor, and supporting the enforcement of current land-use regulations;
2. Mitigate the impacts of major infrastructure projects;
3. Keep our rivers and streams running clean and wild by reducing mining;
4. Reduce the impacts of illegal hunting and other forms of wildlife extraction; and
5. Protect our beaches and coastal habitats from overuse and unsuitable development.
Offices – Hacienda Barú Wildlife Refuge, 2787-0254
500 m north of the Barú River bridge in Dominical.