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A list of trees planted for Lumber
found around Hacienda Barú

Hacienda Barú's forests have been protected for 20 years. Recently, their conservation efforts were rewarded by being formally declared a National Wildlife Refuge by the President of Costa Rica. That means that they have a management plan based on an environmental impact study and regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MINAE). At present, their ecological restoration efforts involve connecting most of the parcels of lowland forest by allowing approximately 100 acres of pasture to regenerate into a forest corridor.

Visit the riches of Hacienda Barú and you will understand the need to conserve forests. Hacienda Barú consists of: primary and secondary very humid tropical rainforest, mangroves, river and beach habitats. Sharing the natural riches with guests allows them to conserve what they have and promote conservation with their neighbors.

Vacienda Barú is also working to connect its forests to an ecological corridor that will traverse the coastal mountain range in our region. This project is being run by ASANA, a local conservation association, whose offices are located in the old ranch house. Donations are welcome!

They welcome scientific researchers dedicated to field studies within the scope of the Hacienda

Text and pictures by Angela and Jörn Malek. The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

  Common Name, Nombre    Scientific Name     Family  
  Tasmanian Blackwood   Acacia mangium   Fabaceae: Mim.
  Ron Ron   Astronium graveolens   Anacardiaceae
  Pochote, Spiny Cedar   Bombacopsis quinatum   Bombacaceae
  Cocobolo, Rosewood   Dalbergia retusa   Fabaceae: Pap.
  Gmelina   Gmelina arborea   Verbenaceae
  Leucaena   Leucaena leucocephala   Fabaceae: Mim.
  Caoba, Mahogany   Swietenia macrophylla   Meliaceae
  Teca, Teak   Tecona grandis   Verbenaceae

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