A unique opportunity to contribute directly to conservation efforts in Costa Rica; place your own camera trap in primary rainforest to help monitor wildcat populations, and receive regular updates and photographs after you have returned. You will be sent a camera trap to take with you on your trip, then, in either Pacuare or Selva Bananito, you will head out on a guided hike to place it out in the jungle. There are six species of wildcat found in Costa Rica – namely the jaguar, puma, jaguarundi, ocelot, margay and oncilla – all of which are threatened by deforestation and habitat loss. Staying in lodges deep in the rainforest, you will also experience white water rafting on the Pacuare River and boat safaris along the canals of Tortuguero National Park.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Wildlife watching in one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet.
- White water rafting in and out of Pacuare Lodge, one of National Geographic's "Unique Lodges of the World".
- Enjoy boat safaris along the canals of wildlife-rich Tortuguero National Park.
- Contribute directly to wildcat conservation by placing your own camera trap in either Pacuare or Bananito Sur, and receive photos of wildcat activity up to a year after your return.
Help contribute to important wildcat conservation research as you explore the biodiverse rainforests of Costa Rica.