Costa Rica, the small but remarkable country in Central America, has become a pioneer in sustainability and conservation in recent decades. Costa Rica’s impressive natural and animal world as well as its commitment to preserving the environment make it an inspiring example for the rest of the world.

  1. Biological diversity par excellence

Costa Rica is known for its incredible biological diversity. Due to its location between North and South America, the country is home to an impressive number of animal and plant species. In fact, Costa Rica only accounts for about 0.03% of the world’s land mass, but is home to more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity. From exotic birds like the quetzal to the majestic sea turtles on its coasts, Costa Rica is home to a breathtaking range of creatures.

  1. National parks and protected areas

One of Costa Rica’s most notable achievements is its extensive network of national parks and protected areas. Almost 25% of the country is protected areas that preserve habitat for endangered species such as jaguars, toucans and sloths. These protected areas are not only a paradise for animal lovers, but also an important tool for preserving the global environment.

  1. Sustainable tourism

Costa Rica is committed to sustainable tourism. The country offers a wealth of eco-friendly activities including hiking, ecotourism and adventure sports. The government has created incentives to encourage investment in sustainable tourism projects, preserving the country’s natural beauty while creating economic opportunities.

  1. Renewable energy

Costa Rica has converted much of its energy supply to renewable energy. In fact, in 2019, the country generated more than 98% of its electricity from renewable sources, mainly hydroelectric, wind and solar. This focus on renewable energy is an important step towards reducing environmental impact and preserving natural resources.

  1. Environmental awareness in society

The people of Costa Rica are proud of their natural environment and awareness of environmental issues is widespread. This is reflected in education, politics and people’s daily lives. The willingness to protect natural resources and promote sustainable lifestyles is an essential part of Costa Rican culture.

Costa Rica is showing the world that it is possible to balance a thriving economy and protecting nature. It is an inspiring example of how a country can be aware of its responsibility towards the environment while preserving the beauty and diversity of nature for future generations. This commitment to sustainability and conservation makes Costa Rica a true treasure and a source of inspiration for the entire world.

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