During our trip we paid a visit to the Las Pumas Rescue Centre in Guanacaste. Opened in the 1960's by conversationalists to provide a safe haven for wildlife whose habitat had been destroyed, the sanctuary today has become a leading example of wildlife conservation in Central America.
While we were visiting we were introduced to Curubunda (left). Curubunda is a Puma who was rescued and brought to Las Pumas where she was found to be blind from malnutrition. We were amazed how the sanctuary manage to look after Curubunda when the odds are so against her. There are numerous other animals in the centre who have faced challenges like Curubunda, including howler Monkeys whom can't have human contact due to the violence they have faced.
Costa Rica and its people have really embraced a sustainable approach to life, from plastic collection points along all the beaches to the acres of nature reserves we were able to explore,
We were so enamored by the work that they are doing that we will be donating 10% of sales from the 'Pura Vida' collection to the Las Pumas Rescue Centre to help fund their incredible work. An exhibition of prints from our time in Costa Rica will be on sale at The Golborne Space, 72 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PS. 10% of sales will be donated to Las Pumas
You can read more about our trip here