Home to many threatened species
Tccording to INBio, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) reports that Costa Rica is home to many threatened and endangered species, including 16 bird species, 13 mammal species, , 8 reptile species, 2 amphibians, and dozens of plants. These are the most extremely endangered cases. In addition, Costa Rica laws passed in 1992 protect many more species from hunting, capturing, or trafficking. Locally 87 birds, 27 mammals, 36 amphibians, 16 reptiles, all species of orchids, cacti and tree ferns, and some palms are listed as endangered under Costa Rican law.
Pictures by Angela and Jörn Malek. The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.
Text by Lonely Planet.