Sloths face the greatest danger when coming to the ground and with construction growing in Costa Rica, more trees are being cut down. With this trimming and chopping, vital pathways and branch connections sloths depend on to reach food and shelter are being eliminated. Unlike other arboreal species, sloths are unable to jump from tree to tree and depend on the direct connection of branches to travel among the canopy. Without these connections, sloths are forced to go to the ground where they often face threats to their survival. Donate to introduce Sloth Speedways in high sloth-traffic areas to reconnect the canopy and enable sloths safe travel through the trees.
What is a Sloth Speedway?
A Sloth Speedway is a non-invasive rope connection formed between an open space in the forest canopy. To construct these, no damage is caused to the trees with the hope that one day the branches will recover their growth and the speedway can be moved to a new location.
Did you know?
For every $5 donated, you will provide 1 meter of safe crossing for sloths. While each speedway’s length depends on the unique distance between two trees, we estimate it will take approximately 30 meters of rope to properly secure each connection.