We started the project field work in December 2015 together with the experienced cavers from the Anthros Group. Our small expedition was held between 26 and 28th December around the town of Neily. The main goal was to find and explore a cave that we don’t have any data about.
We spent the first day searching the cave in the dense forest, but we couldn’t find it. Fortunately with the help of a local guide we managed to find and explore the unknown cave on the second day of our expedition.
The cave had two vertical passages, so we used special equipment and single rope technique to descent to the bottom.
Inside the cave we found two large bat colonies.
The cave was surveyed and now is part of the Anthros database.
This post is created as part of a project “Protecting Unique Cave Systems in Costa Rica Using Bats as Flagship Taxa” supported by Rufford Small Grand Foundation.