Costa Rica’s New National Park

A new national park has been created but it starts off without a budget and with only two officials. It’s the 29th national park in Costa Rica and is situated in the province of Guanacaste.

Baptized the Miravalles Jorge Manuel Dengo National Park, it covers 4,300 hectares. It’s creation was announced on Wednesday, June 5, during the World Environment Day at the National Museum.

Expropriations will be carried out and the park will connect with other national parks, creating biological corridors so that species can move freely. This benefits the biological wealth of the area and the health of the animals. Costa Rica is one of the 20 countries with the greatest diversity of species.

In the future, infrastructure will be added. What was in place has been devastated by Hurricane Otto. Once there is tourist infrastructure and security in place, the surrounding communities can expect to benefit from an influx of tourists, both domestic and foreign. This can become an important driver for economic development and job creation.

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