Costa Rica News – The La Selva biological station is a living database showing the impact of climate change. Over the last 50 years, it’s been a natural laboratory.
It’s located in the humid tropical forest in Sarapiquí de Heredia.
300 researchers go there annually because of its unique location and characteristics. The private reserve is 83 km north of the capital, San José. It consists of 1,600 hectares of primary and secondary forest, wetlands and various small ecosystems.
Knowledge preserved there goes well beyond charts and numbers and what’s found in classrooms and museums. The 62 km of trails are breathtaking.
Impeccable records have been kept for decades. With this, we see the disappearance of certain species and the process by which they are replaced by others as the temperature has increased. The hotter the soil gets, the less the trees grow, we now know.
What will this mean for the native species of plants and animals as well as for the medicinal uses of the trees and plants that will soon become extinct?