• Costa Rica Real Estate

At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park

June 5, 2019

Costa Rica on Wednesday celebrated World Environment Day by creating the country’s 29th national park.

During a ceremony held at the National Museum, President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree turning a protected area in Guanacaste into Miravalles National Park.

The park comprises 4,300 hectares around Miravalles Volcano, 15 km from the town of Bagaces. The volcano rises more than 6,600 feet above sea level.

Miravalles National Park will help Costa Rica protect species at risk of extinction, such as the Central American tapir (danta). The park is also home to important water sources and a number of endemic plants.

World Environment Day festivities also included an agreement between the Education Ministry, and the Environment and Energy Ministry to “promote the development of an environmental culture that facilitates the reach of sustainability, adaptation to climate change and the conservation of biodiversity,” according to Casa Presidencial. 

Costa Rica also launched an online platform, Costa Rica Silvestre, which aims to be a hub for environmental education and to disseminate news about ongoing conservation efforts.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population
Costa Rica
30 views
Costa Rica
30 views

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population

AFP and The Tico Times - October 15, 2019

Latin American authorities and specialists urged Tuesday in Costa Rica for countries to adopt strategies to eliminate the inequalities that…

Watch: Police chase interrupts video crew filming in San José
Costa Rica
234 views
Costa Rica
234 views

Watch: Police chase interrupts video crew filming in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

A video shot at Costa Rica's Parque de la Democracia in San José has gone viral. If you haven't watched…

What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica
174 views
Costa Rica
174 views

What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!