Costa Rica supports an enormous variety of wildlife and has a wide variety of habitats.

It is home to more than 500,000 species equivalent to approximately 4% of the total species worldwide. It is one of the Worlds  countries with the highest biodiversity.

Tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, Atlantic and Pacific coastline, cloud forests and Mangrove forests are just some of the many ecological habitats.

Over twenty-seven percent of the country is protected as national parks, wildlife refuges, forest preserves, and more. The Costa Rican government is active in protecting its biodiversity, hunting is banned, and the green policy has boosted ecotourism as one of the major incomes for the country. Deforestations has halted and reforestation is a key direction.


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