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Deal to Protect Waters Around ‘Jurassic Park Island’ Falls Through

Costa Rica’s government failed to execute a commitment to protect 4,000 square miles around Cocos Island National Park, a critical shark habitat.

  • Stephen Leahy
  • National Geographic

A commitment to create a marine protected area around Cocos Island fell through, though the country’s new government may take another look.

Leah 2bTwo years ago, former Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís made international news by committing to a 4,000-square-mile expansion of the marine protected area around the extraordinarily biodiverse waters of Cocos Island National Park, a…

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