Río Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve

The C.R.A.R.C. recently purchased another smaller property up in the remote and poorly studied mid-elevation cloud forests of the Caribbean slopes of Talamanca. This property was purchased with the purpose to have a base to conduct detailed studies on the amphibian species in one of the remaining least known and studied regions of the Costa Rica. The Río Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve has at total area of 18 hectares (45 acres). Despite its smaller size, this reserve is connected to hundreds of thousands of hectares solid forest. The Río Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve borders the Vereh River and several adjoining protected areas, including the Macho River Forest Reserve, Tapantí National Park, Chirripó National Park, and La Amistad International Park. The Río Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve has an altitudinal range from 1380–1625 masl. We are currently conducting detailed amphibian inventories in the reserve and surrounding area in attempt to learn what species inhabit this region. We are optimistic that our efforts will result in the discovery of numerous species of special importance, potentially including some Critically Endangered amphibians that have disappeared from most of their historically known sites.

A view of the cloud forest up at the C.R.A.R.C. Rio Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve.
A view of the cloud forest up at the C.R.A.R.C. Rio Vereh Cloud Forest Reserve.

Amphibian Ark Newsletter 20

We would like to invite you to read a small article published in the Amphibian ARK newsletter number 20, September 2012 (page 17) that discusses our in situ conservation efforts for the “Critically Endangered” Lemur Leaf Frog and Splendid Leaf Frog within the C.R.A.R.C. reserve.  To view the newsletter please click on the link below:

Amphibian Ark Newsletter 20

Nos gustaría invitarlos a leer el pequeño artículo publicado en la revista de Amphibian Ark número 20, del mes de setiembre 2012 (página 17) sobre nuestros esfuerzos de conservación in situ para la rana en “peligro crítico” Lemur y la Rana de hoja Espléndida dentro de la reserva de C.R.A.R.C. Para ver la revista por favor click en el link de abajo:

Amphibian Ark Newsletter 20