Corcovado National Park

Known for National Geographic As "the most biologically intense place on earth", this national park is the last great tropical rain forest in Central America. Among the species that inhabit it you can find the giant anteater and the harpy eagle. Its amazing biodiversity It has attracted the attention of tropical ecologists around the world.

The Corcovado National Park It occupies a total of 469 hectares and is located in the southwest corner of the Osa Peninsula. The most accessible area is the one that consists of a total of 46 kilometers of sandy coast. Due to its remoteness, the park remained intact until loggers invaded the country in the 1960s. Its destruction was established in 1975 when the area was named a National Park and was administered by the government.

The first years became a real challenge for authoritiesBecause with the limited resources they had, they could not cope too much with illegal logging, poaching, and gold mining. Unfortunately the hunting Sneaking is still a real problem in Corcovado. The most visible victims are the highly desired endangered species that inhabit the area.

Thanks to the Corcovado Foundation led by the local effort of the locals, the Park was named by Unesco, World HeritageThis is mainly due to its great aesthetic appeal and its scientific importance. Unfortunately, ongoing reports of wild hunting and the government's inability to protect and preserve this valuable site have led to it being remove this title temporarily.

Hiking and wildlife in Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica (November 2022)

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