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  • Country: 
    Costa Rica
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  • Area: 
    500 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    10°18'N 85°49'W
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Tamarindo. 09/06/93; Guanacaste; 500 ha; 10°19'N 085°50'W. National Wildlife Refuge. A coastal area under tidal influence with permanent saline wetlands subject to seasonal flooding. About 80% of the area is mangrove forest, 75% of which are the red mangrove. Provides habitat for large numbers of waterbirds; reptiles include iguana and two species of crocodiles. Main land uses consist of traditional and recreational fishing, ranching, agriculture and commerce. Ramsar site no. 610. Most recent RIS information: 1993.

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