To conserve the marine ecosystems of Costa Rica through
Environmental Education, Research and the participation
in management politics
Marine ecosystems are considered part of our national
patrimony; they are preserved for their direct benefits
to economy, their value for actual and future generations
and for the climatic balance of the planet. Costa
Ricans know marine natural sources and use them in
a sustainable way.
Costa Rica is a country of water
Costa Rican territory is composed by an oceanic area
10 times bigger than its land area (580,000 Km2 against
52,100 Km2). The ocean generates countless biological,
economical and social benefits and in its resources
lays the future of the country.
Our marine mammals
PROMAR is a pioneer entity in the field of marine
mammals in Costa Rica. It has revealed their
existence, diversity and abundance at public,
scientific and academic levels. Up to date,
it contributes with valuable biological investigations
investigations related to this group.