Área de Conservación Guanacaste
[Guanacaste Conservation Area, Schutzgebiet Guanacaste]
The Guanacaste Conservation Area enclose the National Parks Santa Rosa, Guanacaste and Rincon de la Vieja as well as the Horizontes Forestry Experiment Station and Bay Wildlife Refuge Junquillal. Along a series of properties that were acquired to form a continuous block of biodiversity, approximately 230,000 species (65% of the species in Costa Rica) were estimated in this area. The Guanacaste Conservation Area has 20 years experience in finding and building a tropical model allowing perpetual conservation of wild biodiversity through non-destructive uses by the society. Responding to new policies of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET), the ACG has expanded its activities to the area of agricultural landscapes to develop the expertise, manpower and financial resources necessary to meet the specific objectives for the area of agricultural landscapes. The Guanacaste Conservation Area is a set of Protected Areas of 110,000 hectares on land and 43,000 hectares in the marine section which is located in the far northwestern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. These areas offer a great diversity of ecosystems from the Caribbean rainforest, with an average annual rainfall over 3,000 mm, the driest and oldest in Costa Rica, which are mainly represented by Santa Elena Peninsula with an annual rainfall of 900 mm, the lower altitude cloud forest (1,500 meters above sea level), dry forest in different stages of regeneration, mangrove and a rich and diverse marine and coastal area. The mission of the Guanacaste Conservation Area is: Conserve Biodiversity of Ecosystems and Cultural Heritage present in the ACG, as a development model that integrates the management of the company area.
Agriculture, Conservation
Costa Rica
17. Jun 2007
10. Nov 2011