Archive for April, 2010

Expert exchange

April 9, 2010

Our good friend Mario Coto from SINAC (protected areas management organization) visited Manuel Antonio on 26 March 2010 with a group of national expert in protected areas management. The visit was part of the International Technical University’s course on the management of natural protected areas. The visit to Manuel Antonio was an opportunity for this group of 26 national wildlife management experts, most of them in charge of national conservation areas and/or national parks,  to learn more about the Rio Naranjo Biological Corridor.  During the workshop held in the Si Como No hotel theater, Titi Conservation Alliance‘s Juan Pablo Aguero informed the guests about the history of the reforestation of the area around the Rio Naranjo river and the process of formal recognition of this effort and the inclusion of the Rio Naranjo Biologial Corridor in the SINAC national system. The presentation that Juan Pablo prepared for the guests was followed by the visit in the field, which was also the opportunity for the participants to ask a range of questions about the experiences of the Titi Conservation Alliance in the conservation of mono titis and general efforts in environmental protection of the Central Pacific Pacific coast. For the staff of the Titi Conservation Alliance, the visit was an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss problems with this group of very experienced and knowledgeable national environmental management experts.