Costa Rica Maintains 6% of the worlds Bio-Diversity according to National Geographic. It strongly values it natural treasures and therefore protects 25% of the country with national parks, biological reserves, and other wild areas. Also, the entire coast is protected by the Maritime Zoning laws that keep full ownership of coastal areas in the hands of the government, and protected from rows of houses hotels and other unsightly structures along the beautiful natural coast.
Protecting The Environments & Species
There are many endangered species in Costa Rica including plants, animals, and sea life. Costa rica is home to 10,000 species of plants, 205 species of mamels, 845 birds, 228 reptiles, 1013 fish, and 1560 different types of butterflies. Much of protecting these species is in not harming their natural environments and instincts. For example feeding the monkeys or other wild animals can disrupt their natural hunting and gathering instinctsand cause them to rely on humans to survive. Also, litering or abusing the natural elements will adversly effect the species that thrive in those areas. Costa Rica works very hard to protect this biological paradise and with your help it can be preserved for generations to come.