The growth of tourism in Costa Rica has been an economic plus but has taken an unforeseen toll on wildlife. Increased need for power means more electrical transformers, which have had a devastating effect on the country's howler monkey population. Most of Costa Rica's power grid and transformers are uninsulated, and the howlers are being electrocuted. In 1998 the howler population of Nosara, a popular surf and yoga destination, was at 107,000. Today it's less than 37,000. Many of those who are killed are mothers with babies that often survive the shocking. They will die if not cared for. Here is how one woman tries to help.
-- Amanda Jones
Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times