Please join ASANA and become a 2007 member! Help protect and restore natural habitats in our earth. In Costa Rica we are
blessed with paradise teeming with rainforests, mountains, rivers, beaches, oceans and wildlife. Let’s do what we can to be
stewards of the land and oceans we love… true friends of nature.
What is ASANA?
Friends of the Natural World of the Central and South Pacific of Costa Rica (ASANA), is a Non-government ecological
organization built to maintain biodiversity and enforce sustainable development of the environment. ASANA was created in
1987 with the mission to conserve and restore natural habitats in the Central Pacific and Southern regions. The region
covered by ASANA is the central and southern Pacific of Costa Rica, from the Rio Savegre to the Rio Terraba and from the
coast to the Fila Costera to the coast. This is entitled the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor, which was created in 1996.
What is a Biological Corridor?
From a cultural point of view, a biological corridor is a portion of land where there is constant interaction of the inhabitants
from various communities with the present biodiversity. This is including both plants and animals. The Path of the Tapir
Biological Corridor (CBPD) is approximately 80,000 hectares and has over 10,000 inhabitants distributed in over 40
From the biological point of view, a biological corridor is an area of primary or secondary forest that functions in connection
large isolated portions of jungle. The proposed connection of large tracts of jungle allows for natural relationship between
different species and their environments. From this, populations remain stable and the biodiversity of the corridor is
What work is ASANA doing?
• ASANA proposed the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor (CBPD) in 1996, formalizing efforts to protect native species
and promote healthy development in the region. This corridor is constantly under surveillance, protection and
restoration by ASANA, vo