Alouatta Sanctuary is ideally situated to have a great impact on the conservation of tropical forests and primates in Panama. Situated on the 4,000 Ha Batipa Peninsula, Alouatta Sanctuary is the pristine ocean side paradise composed of diverse rainforest and mangrove habitat that forms the beginning of the Gualaca Altitudinal Biological Corridor. Many different species of wildlife inhabit the tropical forests and wildlife corridors that cover the peninsula and the continued protection of these species is one of our core missions. Inhabitants include howler monkeys, capuchins, sloths, tamarins, ocelots, anteaters, coatis, iguana, poison dart frogs, toucans, and more birds and butterflies than we can count. There are multiple trails that cross the wildlife preserve, each leading to a special place; the wildlife rehabilitation center, a natural spring, beautiful beaches, a colony of tent-making bats, our lookout platform, and the hilltop rainforest. Everywhere you look at the Sanctuary you will find something special, and realize why we say there are more eyes than leaves in the jungle.
At Alouatta Sanctuary we work to rehabilitate orphaned wildlife and return them to their native habitats. We protect and study the tropical flora and fauna of the Batipa peninsula and of Chiriquí Province, Panama at large. We engage in community conservation and reforestation efforts that are models for a “culture of conservation” in Panama. We work with the Ngäbe people of Plan De Chorcha to cultivate sustainable livelihoods, so that future generations may enjoy a healthy natural environment and prosperity. Students and visitors can learn about the many wild plants and animals that share the sanctuary and how we can work together to help sustain healthy rainforest ecology.
Students and visitors may have opportunities to learn about primate rehabilitation and observe rehabilitated wildlife up close with qualified staff present. The resident wild animals of the sanctuary and surrounding areas are also quite flirtatious. Opportunities to photograph exotic birds, primates and other rare and diverse flora and fauna, abound.
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