After more than three decades of reforestation, the canopy of the tallest trees create an uninterrupted overhead green network allowing our arboreal neighbors to access and inhabit areas long denied them due to destructive farming practices of the twentieth century. In 2020 we’ve had sightings of monkeys, sloths and our first puma (an apex predator), an excellent bio-indicator of restoration success.
Bird and wildlife sightings are constantly reported and photographed which helps to document our conservation efforts.
Mammals in the Santuario
Trail cameras are our eyes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, an observation network in the forest. They show us the diversity of mammals and birds that roam the floors of the Macao Santuario and help us assess our regenerative efforts of the ecosystem.
We have witnessed an increasing presence of new species in the area; cougars, ocelots, peccaries, deer, bales and others. Our mission includes maintaining balance in ecological communities while increasing biodiversity. We are proud of this achievement, yet we are aware that the work needs to go beyond the borders of the sanctuary.
The challenges that await us to rescue species such as the jaguar from extinction are large, but we will not rest until we see it walking in our gardens .