Costa Rica

Central America

Costa Rica’s biodiversity is virtually unparalleled. Spider monkeys, jaguars and ocelots are at home in its lush tropical forests, while whales and sea turtles find refuge along the country’s coastlines. But Costa Rica may soon find its landscape changing, as the country faces growing pressure to open its coastlines to oil and gas drilling, clear forests for agro-industry, and recklessly grow its tourism infrastructure on the Pacific Coast.