Like in other areas in Nicaragua or Central America, the San Juan River corridor is facing increasing aggression to its forest as a result of the change in the use of the land to cattle farming and agriculture. The agricultural frontier grows and accelerates the impact of climate change.

We are working in ways to expand the critical habitat for the species that live here. The Indio Maiz buffer zone corridor project connects Guacimo Lodge’s 50 hectares of protected forest with the greater reserve through a corridor enabling animals to find sufficient feeding. It also allows protection of endangered tree species as the mountain almond tree, which is essential to the survival of the great green macaw.