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  • 1. Oral Presentation Done by: Lezahairam Thomas Carina Fallas
  • 2. Tortuguero National Park
  • 3.
    • Location: Costa Rica
    • Noarest City: Tortuguero
    • Area: 312 Km ²
    • Established: 1975
    • Governing body: National System of Conservation Area (SINAC)
  • 4.
    • The park is located in the Limon province of northeastern Costa Rica. It is the third-most visited park in Costa Rica, despite the fact that it can only be reached by airplane or boat.
  • 5.
    • The park has incredible biological variety, due to the existence within the reserve of eleven different habitats.
    • Including:
    • Rainforest
    • Swamps
    • Beaches
    • Lagoons
  • 6.
    • Beaches are key nesting ground for endangered sea turtles, such as Hawksbill, Loggerheads, Green and Leatherbacks.
  • 7.
    • The rivers within the park are home to sensitive populations of manatees, as well as caimans, cocodriles and Tropical Gar, which is considered a living fossil.
  • 8.
    • The forests are home to jaguars, raccons, three-toed sloths, and three of Costa Rica´s four species of monkey.
  • 9.
    • Basilisk lizards and poisonous frog also inhabit the area, along with 375 species of birds. Some of the protect birds are great green macaw (endangered species), buzzard and the hawk.
  • 10.
    • The park was created to protect the plants and wildlife of this region, also to facilite scientific investigations, and promote environmental education.
  • 11.
    • Thank you!!