The Ministry of Environment and Energy along with the National System of Conservation Areas released a statement expressing regret about the recent crocodile attack...
Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports
L. Arias -
Environment officials have seen a decrease by up to 90 percent in complaints related to tourists feeding or approaching crocodiles. Local residents also are warming up to the signs.
Locals had hoped to remove the problem croc, but the estuary where it lives is part of a national park and crocodiles cannot be removed without scientific evidence of overpopulation. Instead, local leaders hope to educate the population about crocodile behavior.