NEWS


PROMAR supports efforts to protect Golfo Dulce
: Since March 2004, Fundación Promar is part of the Coastal-Marine Interinstitutional Comission of the Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA). This Comission leaded by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Coast Guard Service and the Costa Rican Fishing Institute, has as an ultimate goal, to create a management plan to establish a protection category for the gulf and other marine areas in ACOSA in a sustainable way

Whale-watching regulations in their final stage: After a process of more than three years, started with a field diagnosis, as well as training workshops directed to capitains and guides in key coastal areas of the Pacific and the Caribbean of Costa Rica, a resulting proposal for legal regulation of whale-watching activities was analyzed by competent ministries, as well as the presidential house. At present, it is under the signature process.

WSPA starts campaign to protect whales: The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has started a campaign to encourage the public in Costa Rica to sign special cards directed to the presidential house to ask to the reactivation of Costa Rica in the International Whaling Comission to vote against the reaperture of whale hunting. PROMAR supports this campaign.

Fundación AVINA with PROMAR in 2004:
The coastal-marine initiative of Fundación AVINA for Latin America, gives support to PROMAR in 2004, specifically to continue the Marine Educational Program (PEM)

Do you know that...: Cocos Island is the highest peak of a long underwater range?; the biggest marine reptile known is the Kronosaurus, with 18 meters in length (more than a Tyrannosaurus) and that just its skull was 4 meters long?;Costa Rica has 22% of all the seabass species in the world?; in the Amazon river sea water enters 300 Km from the mouth?; queen corvina, the most liked for its meat, is hard to find in the Costa Rican market?; spotted dolphin is born without spots and acquires them along their life?; Murciélago Islands and santa Elena Peninsula (North of Guanacaste) are the oldest parts of Costa Rica with 180 million years of existence?; the smallest vertebrate in the world if the Phillipine's gudgeon, a bony fish in which adults reach 0.8 cm in length?
 
 


 

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