Our production is based on the generation of opportunities for communities bordering
protected areas and biological corridors, where humans and wildlife look for coexistence
in order to improve wildlife management.
Amigos de Felinos
Amigos de Felinos (Friends of Felines) is a civil association constituted by members of communities that coexist with felines. Gente y Fauna is a program from Asociación Confraternidad Guanacasteca, a non-profit NGO whose project "Well-being for Coexistence: communities with jaguars and pumas" facilitates the conformation of Amigos de Felinos. The project is financed thanks to the I Debt-for-Nature Swap between US-CR.
The nascent ventures are developed in the communities of Dos Ríos, El Gavilán, Argelias and Buenos Aires of Upala, Costa Rica.
These towns have the joy of keeping jaguars and pumas (along with many other species). Felines are really close by and are part of the everyday life of these people. Coexisting with large species that sometimes prey on domestic animals creates conflict.
The conservation of biodiversity becomes a problem for locals and Amigos de Felinos is a way in which responsible consumers value communities coexisting in harmony with nature.
- Maribel, Amigos de Felinos
Our artisan teams have received training and have developed a line of artisan products through techniques such as resin, cold porcelain, costume jewelry and recently ventured into other items using paint and wood.
DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
Trademark services are conceptually supported by an interaction between consumers and producers motivated by the positive impact on wildlife conservation, generating value, shared costs and investment in conservation and development.
- Doña Sabina, Amigos de Felinos
ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES
The project is developed in the communities on the slopes of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano (Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica) and includes the areas of Dos Ríos, El Gavilán, Argelias and Buenos Aires as its main headquarters.
RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA
Upala, Costa Rica
Looking for a place to stay? Find rooms, cabins or hotels in our communities:
• Dos Ríos
• El Gavilán
• Buenos Aires
As well as a wide list of activities to do in our communities.
ALLIES OF AMIGOS DE FELINOS
Our project has the support of different allies that allow our ventures to become a reality.
HOW TO SUPPORT US
When you buy products from Amigos de Felinos you are promoting the development of these communities. The undertakings encourage actions for the defense of wildlife. Thus we affirm a shared commitment in which conserving biodiversity generates local benefits.
If you want to contact with "Amigos de Felinos" to purchase any of our products or services, we invite you to fill out the following form and we will be in touch very soon.
LET´S KEEP IN TOUCH !