Costa Rica is a green paradise full of natural beauties. But, those natural beauties are in danger. There are a lot of fauna and flora species that are about to disappear forever.
Many people are concerned about it, and some of them are active caretakers by practicing ecotourism to save endangered species.
Origins of Ecotourism in Costa Rica
Before the idea of practicing ecotourism to save endangered species, Costa Rica was beginning to enjoy independence in 1828, municipalities were in charge of taking care of the natural resources belonging to their corresponding area.
In 1945, Costa Rica took action creating Protected Areas. There are currently 11 of them.
Private Reserves were established with more than 70 allied areas supporting conservation as private companies.
Alternative mechanisms of protection and management of resources and care of endangered species are established through; Ecological Easements, Biological Corridors, and Watershed Management Projects.
Sometimes these politics are not enough and we need some extra help as individuals and extra support from the government and specialized non-profit groups.
Nowadays; Ecotourism is an important support in order to take care of our precious species of flora and fauna.
In Perfect Sunset School located in Playa Hermosa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas Costa Rica; we are conscious about the serious problems our nature is going through.
This place is a paradise and we love it, it´s so gloomy to discover that out there some people just do not care about this essential resources, they are important, not only for Costa Rica but for the whole world.
This is a very small country, then we hold 5% of the entire biodiversity around the planet.
You have the opportunity of watching some these species around Playa Hermosa and it´s the best experience of your life.
You are in at Perfect Sunset School and you´re probably practicing yoga early in the morning or surfing in the afternoon, and when you suddenly take look up the sky you find beautiful macaws filling it with awesome colors, that´s amazing.
Or you´re probably having lunch at the beach with a group of friends from the School and you might see some monkeys playing and swinging on the trees.
Sadly, some of them might be threatened because of different reasons. And some species are really about to disappear.
Endangered Species in Costa Rica
Some of the wonderful species of fauna that are in danger of disappearing are;
- The hawksbill sea turtle.
- Great green macaw.
- Geoffroy’s spider monkey.
- Scalloped hammerhead shark.
- Grey-crowned squirrel monkey.
We also find endangered species of Flora, such us;
- Abarema and lancepod
- Plant Eugenia
- Genus virola
- Manilkara Tree
- Gavilan Tree
- Among others
Taking Action to stop this Situation
In Perfect Sunset School, we understand how important is our flora and fauna, not only for us but for the rest of the world. That´s why we are taking action having a friendly relationship with nature and we understand how relevant is ecotourism today.
Our Eco-friendly Politics help to improve the current situation. But, remember that we should begin by changing inside, finding ways to share with nature, applying minimum impact on it in order to practice a realistic Ecotourism to save endangered species.
Come and share with us the experience…