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Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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Description: The park was created in 1977 during the presidency of Daniel Oduber. Prior to its creation, its natural abundance was already known thanks to studies made by scientists of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and other science institutions. Nonetheless, it was nearly impossible in those years nor in the following ones to create the park, because of several reasons: the large distance from the capital, making it hard to manage; other parks priorities

Animal life is as diverse as plant life in Corcovado. There are 285 species of birds, 139 species of mammals, 116 of amphibians and reptiles, 16 species of freshwater fish, and between 5000 and 10000 species of insects.

The tucan are very common and can be seen near the rivers. Sea turtles, such as Carey, Baula, Lora and Green species, nest frequently in the beaches, particularly La Llorona beach. They come almost all year-long, but come to nest especially in September. Prior to the creation of the National Park, domestic pigs were the main threat to their nests.

A former head of the park, Alberto Salas, documented in 1976-1978, the arrival of whales to Puerto Rocha (at the Llorona region). These groups were composed of up to 25 individuals.
Keywords: Cost Rica National Park Puntarenas Beach Forest
Address: Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Website: http://www.wikicostarica.com:16080/index.php/Corcovado_National_Park

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