This park is considered the Amazon of Costa Rica. In an area of 42 500 hectares (10 520 acres), there exists 2% of the biodiversity of the entire planet.
Corcovado is synonymous with the history of conservation in Costa Rica. From its creation, the park has been dedicated exclusively to conservation, scientific investigation, and environmental and tourist education appropriate to this type of forest area.
This park preserves the last remaining portion of humid tropical forest in Pacific Mesoamerica. It is home to 104 species of mammals, 367 species of birds, 117 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 40 species of fresh-water fish. Given such richness, the area has awakened an enormous interest in scientists from Costa Rica and from other countries. It is estimated that the genetic potential that Corcovado harbors can bring an invaluable benefit to agriculture, medicine and other similar fields of importance to human well-being.
We patrol the beaches at night, together with members of the community, to collect turtle eggs and scientific information such as measurement of the turtles. We take the eggs to safe places and monitor the nests. Among other activities, we construct nurseries and we release baby turtles to the sea.