What does Kids Saving the Rainforest do?
Kids Saving the Rainforest is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica.
Through offering educational tours and working with volunteers, they work on a number of projects that focus on rehabilitating rescued animals before releasing them back into the wild, and in teaching people how to respect wildlife.
Woburn Safari Park has been working with Kids Saving the Rainforest for a number of years to support the hard work that they do to protect wild squirrel monkey populations.
The wildlife sanctuary takes in injured squirrel monkeys that have been electrocuted by power lines that have been erected within their habitats. The charity works with the local electricity companies to isolate the cables where they know monkeys have been electrocuted and wildlife bridges are built so animals can use these to cross without getting close to the power lines.
The bridge program was originally set up with these endangered monkeys in mind but they have since been found to provide over 22 species with a safe space to cross!