The new national park that will be created in June, in the protective and geothermal area Miravalles, in Guanacaste, will have the mission of caring for species that are in danger of extinction in the country, especially felines and tapirs.
On June 5th – World Environment Day – the government will sign the decree for the creation of the country’s 29th national park. The new park will be called Jorge Manuel Dengo Obregón.
The Deputy Minister of Environment, Pamela Castillo, said that at the moment details are being refined on the extension of the new national park will have, around five thousand hectares.
Castillo said that with the declaration of this area as a national park, they will protect animal and plant species as well as a a large source of water supply for the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of the country.
The Vice Minister added that once the declaration is made, the Ministry of the Environment must prepare a management plan for the new park and a business plan for its administration. Similarly, resources must be budgeted for the infrastructure that is required.
Preliminarily, this process could add up to ¢50 million, which will be obtained through government budget and cooperation.