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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

Power Lines Insulated for the Monkeys of Morrillo.

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

"The small choices we make each day can lead to the kind of world that we all want for the future." Jane Goodall

Yesterday was a big day for us here at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort. Stressful, hopeful, frustrating, and in the end one more hurdle overcome to help the animals that live in our area. Especially the monkeys. After years of phone calls, emails, and pleas that fell on the deaf ears of our power company and our Department of Wildlife to do something about the power lines that continually electrocute the wildlife in our area, last night at 11 PM, we finally succeeded.

We were able to finally insulate the power lines that border our Eco Resort. A private group of electricians worked into the night to switch out the power lines in place with insulated cable.

No more monkey electrocutions here!

It's so hard for me to write today because it forces me to relive the heartaches of watching these beautiful animals die of electrocutions from the high power cables.

The moment we lose a monkey is not something anyone should witness and then to hear the anguish of the troop of monkeys when they realize they have lost

one of theirs is so intensely sad and honestly, it makes you feel horrible for being a human and a part of what has caused it.

Living among this troop of about 15 critically endangered Azuero Mantle-Backed Howler Monkeys is an incredible life experience you can never fully appreciate. Every day, it's a wonder for us and our guests. Because of the deforestation around our Eco Resort, this troop of monkeys cannot leave. So, while it's amazing to be able to see them every day, it's hard to accept their doomed fate. "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall So, what do we do? A lot. Our next step is continuing with our solar installation. Then...there's more. IFYKYK if not, stay tuned, we'll be telling you all about it.

Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resor

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