Manglar de Potrero Grande

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Manglar de Potrero Grande

  • Country: 
    Costa Rica
  • Site number: 
    981
  • Area: 
    139 ha
  • Designation date: 
    06-05-1999
  • Coordinates: 
    10°51'N 85°47'W
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Overview

Manglar de Potrero Grande. 06/05/99; Guanacaste; 139 ha; 10°50'N 086°46'W. An area of near-pristine dry mangrove forest of uncommon alluvial origin along the mostly undeveloped north Pacific coast, adjacent to an important area of primary forest. Several types of threatened mangroves are present. The site is recovering successfully from exploitative practices that ended some 30 years ago; because of the establishment of forest reserves in 1977, there are few human uses, though some sporadic tourism occurs despite the difficulty of access. Ramsar site no. 981. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Guanacaste

  • National legal designation: 
    • forest reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    06-05-1999

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