President Arias of Costa Rica signs decrees to protect critical Leatherback nesting Habitat

Yesterday, 32 decrees signed by President Oscar Arias were published, which authorise the Ministry of Environment to begin proceedings to establish Las Baulas National Marine Park in Guanacaste. This park includes the two most important nesting beaches for the leatherback turtle in the eastern Pacific, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta, and its protection is crucial to ensuring the survival of this Critically Endangered species.