A list of Amphibians and Reptiles
found around Hacienda Barú
Their mission is to preserve the Hacienda's natural resources while educating visitors about its biological wealth. In carrying this out, Hacienda Barú provides nature-oriented tours, adventures and services and supports both local scientific research and responsible community development with ASANA and the project called "The Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor"
Hacienda Barú's forests have been protected for 20 years. Recently, their conservation efforts were rewarded by being formally declared a National Wildlife Refuge by the President of Costa Rica. That means that they have a management plan based on an environmental impact study and regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MINAE). At present, their ecological restoration efforts involve connecting most of the parcels of lowland forest by allowing approximately 100 acres of pasture to regenerate into a forest corridor.
Visit the riches of Hacienda Barú and you will understand the need to conserve forests. Hacienda Barú consists of: primary and secondary very humid tropical rainforest, mangroves, river and beach habitats. Sharing the natural riches with guests allows them to conserve what they have and promote conservation with their neighbors.
Hacienda Barú is also working to connect its forests to an ecological corridor that will traverse the coastal mountain range in our region. This project is being run by ASANA, a local conservation association, whose offices are located in the old ranch house. Donations are welcome!
They welcome scientific researchers dedicated to field studies within the scope of the Hacienda.