|Grantee||Adopt a Panama Rainforest Association (ADOPTA) ↗|
|Target||Black-crowned Central American squirrel monkey; yellow-billed Cotinga|
Preventing Extinction Fund – Protected Area Rapid Response Award
The rainforests in the upper watershed of the San Bartolo River constitute some of the last remnants of lowland Pacific rainforest of western Panama. It harbors plant and animal species that are considered Critically Endangered at the National level since they do not occur anywhere else in the country, in addition to several globally Endangered and Vulnerable species (IUCN). Supported by the Prevention Extinction Fund, ADOPTA will purchase a 150-hectare plot of land to ensure the long-term conservation of this imperiled rainforest and all the endangered wildlife that it harbors. It will also allow ADOPTA to leverage additional funds to expand the reserve by purchasing other adjacent plots and hence expanding the protected habitats for focal species.