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Costa Rica: Puntarenas – NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary

June 14, 2022 8:30am
NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary provides refuge and protection to the wild animals that have been victimized by human actions, such as hunting, removal from their environments, and deforestation. Among the species of wild animals, the Sanctuary offers attention to exist in captivity with dignity are jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, tapirs, white-tailed deer and birds, such as macaws and toucans.

Costa Rica: Limon Province – Tortuguero National Park

May 10, 2022 8:16am
Created in 1975, Tortuguero National Park is the most important green sea turtle nesting ground in the Western Hemisphere. Each year between June and October, tens of thousands of green sea turtles returned to the dark sand beach to lay their eggs. Since the national park was established, sea turtle populations have declined worldwide. But nestings at Tortuguero have increased nearly 500%.

Costa Rica: Limon Province – Ara Manzanillo

May 9, 2022 8:30am
Once prevalent throughout the entire Costa Rican Caribbean, Great Green Macaw populations have declined alarmingly in recent decades. The Ara Manzanillo project is one of the programmes aiming to reverse the decline of these beautiful birds. Between 2016 and 2019 more than 30 chicks have fledged and are now flying free, and in 2020, 13 more chicks are growing strong.

Costa Rica: The Jaguar Rescue Centre

May 9, 2022 7:30am
The Jaguar Rescue Centre covers an area of approximately 22,000 square meters and is capable of housing up to around 160 animals temporarily. Tours are run daily at 9:30 am and 11:00 and last for about 90-minutes. You are unlikely to see a Jaguar but there will be plenty of other indigenous wildlife on display; including sloths, spider monkeys, small cats, snakes and birds.

Costa Rica: Limon Province – Cauhita National Park

April 14, 2022 8:30am
Cahuita National Park was established in 1970 to protect a large coral reef off the Caribbean coast. Unfortunately, the reef is struggling for survival. An earthquake in 1991 lifted a large portion of the coral by about three meters (10 feet), some of it was exposed to the air and sun at low tide and rapidly perished.
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