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Costa Rica boosts protected zone around Cocos Islands SP, Seamount MPA by nearly 100,000 sq km

Costa Rica announced today the expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area, increasing the protection around this biodiversity hotspot.

Cocos Island is located approximately 320 miles from the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Due to its great biological diversity, the island was declared a national park in 1978. This is one of the most emblematic conservation areas in the country, causing interest in tourists and researchers from all over the world due to the abundance of marine species and especially large aggregations of scalloped hammerhead sharks.

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