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Area de Conservación Guanacaste

Listed under Rainforests and Jungles in Costa Rica.

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Beginning 12 miles off the Pacific coast and covering the area inward to the coastal dry tropical forest, the Area de Conservación is a safe haven for rare and threatened marine species, such as the olive ridley sea turtles and the Leather Back sea turtles. The protected area also shields three tall volcanoes.

The Area de Conservación is composed of what used to be different areas of National Park: Santa Rosa, Guanacaste and Rincón de la Vieja, as well as Estacion Experimental Horizontes and the Wildlife Refuge of Bahía Junquillal. The A.C.G was formed to ensure the future of the dry forest ecosystem, as well as the rainforest, cloud forest and marine environments.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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“Area de Conservación Guanacaste”

'The Area de Conservación Guanacaste (inscribed in 1999), was extended with the addition of a 15,000 ha private property, St Elena. It contains important natural habitats for the conservation of biological diversity, including the best dry forest habita… Read more...

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