In addition to Costa Rica’s excellent system of national parks, it is the country’s organization of private nature reserves that helps preserve Costa Rica’s tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.

There are more than 213 private nature reserves in Costa Rica, these reserves help to preserve the country’s natural resources, and promote sustainable, earth-friendly growth. Many private nature reserves function as buffer zones for national parks, allowing for the free movement of species, so the parks do not become “biological islands”.