The Reserve is strategically located in the Barbilla-Destierro Biological Corridor (Corridor). The Corridor is a critical connector between the Central Volcanic Cordillera of Costa Rica and the Cordillera de Talamanca that stretches into Panama. The Corridor acts as a link between these two large mammal (Jaguars and Pumas) habitats. The Corridor has been highlighted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as a priority for conservation at both a national level and a regional level within Latin America. The Reventazon River Valley which lies at the heart of the biological Corridor provides a safe passage for large mammals migrating between the two Cordilleras.

In 2016 the newly constructed Reventazon Hydroelectric Dam flooded the Reventazon River Valley creating a lake about 8-kilometers long which cuts the Corridor in two. The lake and development in the area creates a challenge for Jaguars and a host of other endangered species that typically migrate between the two Cordilleras and beyond.

The Reserve is located adjacent to the lake and is intended as a wildlife passageway for animals that either cross or circumvent the lake.  By reforesting and protecting the Reserve it provides an attractive 1) safe migration corridor for wildlife (primarily large mammals) travelling from one side of the lake to the other and beyond and 2) safe haven for the more permanent wildlife residents and plants of the Corridor and the Reserve.

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