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Trash in the forest

Issues of trash and invasive species were similar across all three communities, suggesting an increased need to invest in refuse services, community cleanup efforts, and environmental planning.

Invasive snail

Plastic in nest

This Giant African Snail, Lissachatina fulcia, found in Claverito is one of the most damaging invasive species in the world, known to feed on over 500 different plants and can host rat lungworm, a parasite that can cause meningitis in humans. Plastic found in a nest in Bajo Belén.

Solid Waste

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