BÖËNA ARTICLE

Lapa Rios gives Corcovado’s
guardians a helping hand

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By KRYSTAL HARTMAN

Corcovado National Park is Costa Rica’s largest and wildest protected area. Covering approximately 424 square kilometers (164 sq mi), the park harbors twelve life zones and is home to roughly 2.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity.

Park rangers are tasked with ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the thousands of hikers and scientists that enter the park’s boundaries annually and protecting its vital natural resources from poaching and other encroachments.

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In keeping with its commitment to sustainability and the conservation of the region’s natural resources, Lapa Rios Rainforest Lodge recently signed an agreement with the Corcovado Foundation to ensure the continuity of certain park programs.

Through the agreement and the provision of monthly donations, Lapa Rios is providing the necessary funds to hire and maintain an administrative official for the park.

The new post will fulfill the administrative duties previously covered by park rangers, liberating them to focus on their primary responsibility of monitoring the park’s interior.

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Since its inception, Lapa Rios, a Böëna Wilderness Lodges member, has pioneered conservation efforts on the Osa Peninsula.

In addition to its agreement with the Corcovado Foundation, the lodge maintains a 1,000-acre private reserve and is responsible for spearheading several ongoing social and environmental initiatives with local communities.



Special thanks to José Parajeles for the photographs for this blog.