Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rico

Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species of wildlife making it home to one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries. This country covers just 19,730 square miles making it smaller than many states in the United States. The country is divided into 20 natural parks, eight biological reserves, and a series of protected areas where an amazing variety of wildlife live.

 

Sustainable Tours in Costa Rica

 

If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica, then make sure to consider going on a sustainable tour urges Wild Ark’s founder Mark Hutchinson. It is the mission of Wild Ark to encourage groups and individuals in biodiversity conservation. Choosing a tour promoting biodiversity helps to promote a healthier ecosystem around the globe.

 

See Diverse Animals

 

Studying individual species in their natural habitat is a great way to learn from them. Consider going on a sustainable Costa Rico tour where you can watch the strawberry poison dart frog morph itself from a frog with a red body and blue legs to a frog with a green body and black spots. Alternatively, consider going on a sustainable canopy tour to see the white headed capuchin monkeys use tools found in nature as weapons and to secure food for themselves and their babies to eat.

 

Promote Wildlife Habitat

 

While Mark Hutchinson says that many people are concerned about lions, tigers or elephants becoming extinct, it is important to protect wildlife from extinction. For example, in Costa Rico, no one has seen a golden toad since 1989. This frog lived only in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Synchronous population crashes caused by climate change starting in 1987 may be the reason for the disappearance of the golden toad along with 20 of 50 other species living in the area.

 

Protect Global Biodiversity

 

Wild Ark proudly promotes the protection of biodiversity around the globe. Therefore, they suggest that when planning a trip to Costa Rica you deal only with businesses bearing the certification for sustainable tourism from the Costa Rica government.

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