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Isaac Martinez

Tropical Cloud Forest

Isaac Martinez

Mangrove

Curu Biological Reserve, Costa Rica

March 24, 2011, 1:46 pm local time

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For eco-tourists and animal lovers, the Curu Wildlife Reserve is one of the highlights of the Nicoya Peninsula. In a tropical paradise environment visitors are almost guaranteed to see lots of animals in the wild.

Curu is privately owned and part of a large farm which combines sustainable agriculture and forest management with the protection of wildlife and nature.

Of the 1,496 hectare property only 5% (75 hectares) are protected under the terms of a "wildlife reserve". This zone encompasses the 200-meter-wide beach area, together with the mangrove estuaries and rivers. The reserve however mingles with the rest of the property, of which 75% is declared a protected forest and 20% is dedicated to low-impact agriculture.

Curu also connects to the Biological Wildlife Corridor of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.

Location

Latin America / Costa Rica

Lat: 9° 47' 7.9" N
Long: 84° 55' 35.42" W

Elevation: Sea Level

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Equipment

Nodal Ninja 3 MK II, R-D8 Rotator, Nikon D300s with Nikkor 10.5mm, PTGui Pro 9.0.3, Photoshop CS5, Nikon Capture 4.
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