Hello! My name is Pamela Venegas Mora and I’m studying Communication at University of Costa Rica. Because of my degree, I have the necessity to explain one of Costa Rica’s environmental problems: the squirrel monkey as an endangered specie.
The squirrel monkey or Mono Titi (in spanish) is an animal who lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. In Costa Rica, most of them are in Manuel Antonio National Park. They are omnivorous eating mainly fruits, seeds, leaves and insects. Unfortunately, many people feed this animal with snacks, junk food, sweets, fruits that they don’t eat, nuts, etc. This has a lot of consequences and most people don’t know anything about it!
Because of the lack of information, many organizations near the area like Titi Conservation Alliance and Kids Saving The Rainforests have projects of Environmental Education for people to understand the negative impact that feeding monkeys has. Also, the last organization mentioned created a wildlife center where they help injured and sick monkeys.
My contribution will be the donation of money to these excellent organizations so that they can keep helping the squirrel monkeys.