H.E.R.P. Conservation Programs
The H.E.R.P. contributes to the conservation of some enigmatic species and their environment. This not only done through donations or assistance to external projects, but also through our very own conservation projects. The first H.E.R.P. Conservation Program started in August 2019 and revolves around the Central American Bushmaster (Lachesis stenophrys) and its habitat. The H.E.R.P. strives to start up and support even more Conservation Programs in the future.
With the Bushmaster Conservation Project, the H.E.R.P. has teamed up with local Costa Rican biologists to study the spatial ecology of the Central American Bushmaster (Lachesis stenophrys). The main goal is to achieve a better understanding of the species and protecting it as well as its habitat.
The Bushmaster is a rare snake species that resides in the primary rain forests of Costa Rica, a fairly fragile ecosystem that is increasingly subjected to disturbance and habitat destruction.
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