Bioamistad is a site dedicated to informing the public about the current status of the La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, situated on the border of Panama and Costa Rica. La Amistad is an area of extreme beauty, high biodiversity, and important world heritage. At its core is the Parque Internacional La Amistad (PILA), a World Heritage site of unequaled stature facing unprecedented threats to its integrity.
The Reserve is also home to different indigenous communities. For instance, the Naso, Ngobe, and BriBri live along the edges (and in some cases inside) of PILA. This site hopes to provide valuable information on activities in and around La Amistad, including threats to the indigenous peoples and to the Reserve itself. We welcome you to take a look at additional pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/23406020@N07/.
Bioamistad is interested in comments by those who visit our site. We are concerned about biodiversity and indigenous rights, and look forward to helping build a coalition of other interested people. Although this site is new, many of the issues we discuss are not. Therefore, expect changes, updates, and revisions to occur as we further develop this resource. In addition, the site will include a Spanish version of everything in the near future.
Thank you and please help us to protect La Amistad.