PROTECTED AREAS THAT ENRICH THE CHIRIQUI ENVIRONMENT



Several protected areas of various categories are found in the province of Chiriqui: La Amistad International Park, Volcán Barú National Park, Volcán Lagoons Wetlands, Gulf of Chiriqui National National Park, Wildlife Refuge Playa La Barqueta, the Fortuna Forest Reserve and Wildlife Refuge Playa Boca Vieja.




AMISTAD INTERNATIONAL PARK:
La Amistad International Park is the largest protected area in Central America and is shared between Costa Rica and Panama (the biggest part). It offers unique species and important water sources.
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VOLCAN BARU NATIONAL PARK:
Located in the Talamanca Mountain Range, has an area of 14,322 hectares. The park's highest point is Volcan Baru with a height of 3,474 meters. In this area have counted around 250 species of birds.
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GULF OF CHIRIQUI:
The Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park has been created in the region to protect more or less 150 square kilometers comprising coral reefs, about 20 islands covered with tropical forests, mangroves and an extense marine area.
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VOLCAN LAGOONS:
The Lagunas de Volcán Wetlands are three bodies of water of volcanic origin, at 1,200 meters of altitude in the western sector of the community of Volcan. It is the fifth highest altitude lake ecosystem in Central America.
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LA BARQUETA BEACH:
The Playa La Barqueta Wildlife Refuge is a 5,935 hectare reserve, which comprises a wide beach, where come to nest sea turtles. Besides grasslands and forests under savannah, stand thick mangroves.
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FORTUNA RESERVE:
The Fortuna Forest Reserve has an area of 19,500 hectares, mostly secondary and primary cloud forests. It is considered one of the best protected areas in the country for his role in the protection of water resources vital to the hydroelectric plant.
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BOCA VIEJA BEACH:
The Boca Vieja Wildlife Refuge is a reserve that includes the Boca Vieja Beach as well as the forest and mangrove trees that surround it. In season, is a nesting site for sea turtles.


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