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.
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. Follow the link to read about our involvement with Sloth Speedways.