Marine-coastal conservation

As part of the Protected Areas ProgramAs part of our marine-coastal conservation efforts, we carry out marine-coastal conservation efforts through management and technical support with the Forever Costa Rica Trust.

Its primary objective is to address threats to biodiversity and marine-coastal and oceanic ecosystems in Costa Rica.

The Forever Costa Rica Trust works in 15 marine protected wildlife areas prioritized by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC).

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Achievements 2021


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Featured Projects:

2. Barra del Colorado General Shared Management Plan
This project promoted an innovative and participatory governance model to provide the Tortuguero Conservation Area (ACTo) and the Costa Rican Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute (Incopesca) with a General Shared Management Plan in Barra del Colorado for the Responsible Fishing Marine Area and the Marine Management Area.

This is the first General Shared Management Plan elaborated jointly by both institutions, maximizing their human and financial resources. In addition, the National Coast Guard Service, the Municipality of Pococí, and the local councils of Barra del Colorado, made up of residents of the communities, also participated.

The project represented an investment of $50,000 and was executed by Asociación LAST.
New treatment plant on San José Island, Santa Rosa National Park.
The project protects the main aquifer on San José Island in Santa Rosa National Park from contamination by installing a wastewater treatment plant at its Biological Station.

The project eliminated the septic tank system that was causing the risk of contamination of the natural water well. This is the main source of water for consumption by the staff of the Guanacaste Conservation Area (ACG) and users of the Biological Station.

The investment was $33,500 (Costa Rica por Siempre contributed $27,500 and the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund $6,000). Salvagua Limitada was in charge of execution.

The new plant is part of the San José Island Infrastructure Master Plan, financed by Forever Costa Rica.

Marine-coastal conservation

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