Costa Rica has an awe-inspiring biological diversity, with species in numbers exceeding those of much larger countries. Smaller than Virginia state, this country is home to about 5% of the living organism of the planet. Within the country, one of the most diverse ecosystems is in the rainforest; for this reason, I would like to take you on a virtual tour to a protected reserve and get immerse in the beauty and characteristics of the tropical rainforests, including the stratification or ''Layers" of growth, as well as the soil structures.
We will see some examples of particulars interactions between plants and animals, surviving strategies, adaptations for the rain abundance, plant struggles for light, dealing against herbivory and predation, representative species (Hopefully) pollination, and seed dispersion.
In Costa Rica, presently, there are eight indigenous groups. They have been interacting with the rainforest for centuries. And, they had provided a good amount of knowledge regarding the ethnobotanical and their relationship with native animals as part of socioeconomic. Also, I will share some aspects regarding the interactions of native communities and locals in connection to the forest.
The rainforest around the world is highly endangered, and its degradations provoke an uncertain future that is waiting for us around the corner. Therefore, it is essential to raise awareness of the different issues witnessed as along we enjoy its endless beauty.