Costa Rica is a small tropical country with a long standing environmental conservation record. The country, which in the past had been ravaged by deforestation, has come to terms with the importance of maintaining and restoring its nature and environment back to its original state. Both the public and private sectors work in concert to ensure that the conservation efforts are successful. These wild places are important, not just for the ecological reasons but also economically. Having an abundance of flora and fauna is a major attraction for tourists when choosing a beach rental home in Costa Rica.
Here are some of the programs instituted to reclaim the forests and restore the environment to its wild state:
- The government implements a number of conservation policies aimed at protecting parks, promoting ecotourism, and preserving the nation’s environmental heritage
- The government has also established a keen interest in biodiversity conservation. This interest is enforced through stringent wildlife trade laws.
- Costa Rica’s national parks system is considered one of the world’s finest. This system has placed over 25% of the nation’s land under parks and reserves which protect rare plant and animal species from extinction.
- A number of private organizations also contribute in the conservation efforts. These organizations are involved in active research aimed at coming up with the best conservation and biodiversity programs.
All of these efforts are just some of the measures that the private and public sector have instituted to restore the wild places and ensure that biodiversity is not lost. Manuel Antonio, where our Manuel Antonio beach rentals are located, is a special place that not only has a well known National Park nearby but also an abundance of wildlife and incredible landscapes that fortunately are protected.