Because Finca Bellavista lies in the center of the AMISTOSA wildlife corridor, researchers have honed in on the area to better understand migration patterns of animals going between the Talamanca Mountains and the Osa Peninsula. Finca Bellavista works in cooperation with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences in studying these migrations.
ASU has camera traps located in choice sites throughout the finca, to follow the movement of mammals through the corridor. This data helps researchers determine how and exactly where animals are connecting and migrating. These camera traps have caught a variety of animals in the act of using Finca Bellavista’s ground trails to move through AMISTOSA, and have captured 6 different species of mammal utilizing the zip lines to cross Rio Bellavista!
Wildlife Corridors: Building a Future for the Jaguar provides a great overview of their research at Finca Bellavista and the greater AMISTOSA region.