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Mark your calendar. Thursday, August 24, is National Parks Day in Costa Rica = Marca tu calendario. El jueves 24 de agosto es el Día de los Parques Nacionales en Costa Rica

Parks and Protected Areas
The National Parks and Wildlife Refuges of Costa Rica are managed by the Ministerio de Ambiental y Energia (MINAE).
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The National Parks Service (Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación or Sinac) was created in the 1970s and now conserves nearly 28% of the country’s remarkable habitat.
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Celebrations

August 24 is National Parks Day in Costa Rica (Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica).

The National Parks Day of Costa Rica, is instituted in order that people reflect and participate actively in conservation actions and respect for the environment. On August 24, by Executive Decree No. 1647 MAG-MEP of 1986, the “Day of National Parks” is celebrated. In this way, it guarantees its protection with a new legal framework.
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June 15 National Tree Day = Día nacional del árbol

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Ostional
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Manuel Antonio National Park
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Cahuita National Park
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San Lucas Island National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Isla San Lucas)
San Lucas Island National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Isla San Lucas) is an island located off the Pacific shore of Costa Rica in the Gulf of Nicoya. It is part of the Puntarenas district of Puntarenas Canton of the province of Puntarenas.Formerly housing a brutal prison, now abandoned, the island was designated as a National Park on August 2020 and managed under the Central Pacific Conservation Area.
Aprueba Costa Rica nuevo parque nacional
Declaran Isla San Lucas Parque Nacional
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Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park
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Corcovado National Park
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Poás Volcano National Park
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Fundación de Parques Nacionales Costa Rica
National Parks Foundation is a private, Costa Rican, non-profit organization, created by the Attorney General’s Office on June 25, 1979, with the aim of promoting the establishment, protection and development in general of the protected wild areas, as well as promote and develop activities in the field of environmental education and scientific research.
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Guanacaste
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanacaste_National_Park_(Costa_Rica)
https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/where-to-go/protected-areas/guanacaste-national-park
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Background

A national park is a category of protected area, which enjoys a certain legal status, allows to protect and conserve the biodiversity found in it. This area should include representative samples of ecosystems of national significance, show little evidence of human activity, offer important attractions for visitors and have a capacity for educational and recreational use in a controlled manner.

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