Costa Rica: a biodiversity hotspot
Did you know that Costa Rica aims to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 and eliminate single-use plastics by 2021?
Read on to find out how Costa Rica is leading the way in creating a sustainable future for all of its inhabitants.
And don't forget to enter our competition to win a family holiday to Costa Rica.
Global leader in conservation
Costa Rica was one of the Guardians of the Future ‘heroes’ featured in our immersive Earth Story exhibition in summer 2019, in partnership with the Costa Rica Tourism Board.
Over the past 30 years it has acted as a pioneer in the protection and regeneration of its natural resources, and has demonstrated that it is possible to reverse ecological loss to the benefit of its people.
The protection of Costa Rica’s wildlife and diverse natural environment is at the heart of the country’s pioneering model for sustainable tourism.
More than 5000 miles away from the Eden Project lies a vibrant and lush country which looks after and protects 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica is about five times smaller than the whole of the UK, and is leading the way in creating a sustainable future for its inhabitants and the world.
Its incredible landscape made up of volcanoes, national parks, cloud and rainforests and long stretches of beaches, plus its twin tropical climates of the Caribbean and Pacific, mean that it’s a popular destination for tourists and wildlife. Did you know that five million birds migrate to Costa Rica every year?
A huge 26% of all of Costa Rica is protected. And the people of Costa Rica (‘Ticos’) are working together to ensure that it stays that way. Visitors from around the world are invited to experience the amazing biodiversity in Costa Rica, and once they’ve seen the colourful toucan, or the happy sloths and even the cheeky capuchin monkey, they also understand the importance of protecting the fragile world around them.
Visit our Orchid Display in Rainforest Biome, created in partnership with the Costa Rica Tourism Board. It houses over 500 orchids in an array of colours, shapes and scents.
Win a family holiday to Costa Rica
As part of our partnership with the Costa Rica Tourism Board, we’re offering one lucky winner and their family the chance to win a nine-day holiday to Costa Rica, courtesy of specialist tour operator Journey Latin America, including direct flights on British Airways.