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Natural Refuges


These area need special actions to be manage, because of its geographic conditions, its special ecosystem, its variaty and exclusive biodiversity. In Costa Rica there are three tipes of refuges:

  • National Refuge: The ones that belongs totally to the country
  • Mixt Refuge: The ones that belongs to the country parcially and also is a private property, in proportion not always the same percentage.
  • Private Refuge: Those in which, the areas belongs completely to a person who its compromise to preserve the land in natura interest.


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