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The researches are based in Guanacaste, which is the habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.
- Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring photo -

Published Friday, May 7, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring organization, dedicated to monitoring wildlife in Costa Rica with the use of motion sensor camera technology, recorded 5,242 videos of wild animals in their natural environment.

The recordings were made in four protected areas in the Tempisque Conservation Area, located in  Nicoya Peninsula. The research project is developed by the organization with the support of the National System of Conservation Areas.

One of the videos published by Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring is available on their Facebook page. The video is a compilation of animals in their natural habitat captured from the hidden cameras.

“We record the incredible fauna of Costa Rica using motion-sensor cameras in order to create beautiful, high-quality HD videos to showcase these amazing animals in their natural habitat,” the organization said in its statement.

The researches are based in Guanacaste, which is the habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. "However, the vast majority of these animals go unseen because they have perfected being undetected in the wild," they said.

The main video shows animals such as: white-faced monkeys, pumas, white-tailed deers, white-nosed coatis, ocelots, plain chachalacas, collared peccaries, gray-necked wood-rail, tayras, spotted pacas, tropical rat snakes, black spiny-tailed iguanas, agouties, tamanduas, bare-throated tiger herons, coyotes, among many more.

Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring was founded by Vincent Losasso, a Biologist, who first began experimenting with motion sensor cameras in the woods by his parents house in rural Pennsylvania, in the U.S.

After moving to Costa Rica in 2012, he began working at a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and release center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

As co-founder of the organization is Lindsay Losasso, who has been working with environmental education projects in rural, coastal communities in Guanacaste through her work at local schools and non-governmental organizations.


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