Tenorio lodge animals gallery
Costa Rica has a exceptional flora and fauna, with about 5% of global biodiversity is there (for a country that represents only 0.03% of surfaces). Over 25% of its area is occupied by national parks and reserves. This diversity is due to exceptional Geographic location, between North America and South, which is conducive to the movement of animals. This biodiversity is home to a wide variety of wildlife and the richest in the world with 10 000 species plants and flowers, 7000 species of butterflies, 850 species of birds, 208 species of mammals, 220 species of reptiles, 160 species of amphibians, 34 000 species of insects and 1 600 species of fish. Costa Rica ranks among the 14 nations possess more than 23% of their area under protection (25.6% of national parks or ecological reserves). This small country has managed to stop deforestation (75% of the territory was covered in forest in 1950, 25% today).
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